Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun component

3 senses of component

Sense 1
component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient -- (an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech")
       => part, section, division -- (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division")

Sense 2
part, portion, component part, component, constituent -- (something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton")
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Sense 3
component, constituent, element -- (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system")
       => part, portion -- (something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together")

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