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component a part of something.
compose to be the parts of; make up. [3 definitions]
composer someone who composes something, especially music.
composite made up of several parts.
composition the act of composing. [5 definitions]
compost a mixture of decaying leaves, vegetables, or manure that is used to improve garden soil.
composure calmness in thinking or acting; self-control.
compound1 made up of two or more parts or elements. [6 definitions]
compound sentence a sentence made of two or more independent clauses. The sentences are joined by a conjunction or semicolon. "The sky darkened, and the wind howled" is a compound sentence.
comprehend to understand or grasp the meaning of.
comprehension the act, process, or result of comprehending; understanding.
comprehensive including everything or almost everything; wide in range.
compress to press into less space; squeeze closely together. [3 definitions]
comprise to be made up of; consist of.
compromise a settlement of a disagreement in which each side gives up something, or the result of such a settlement. [3 definitions]
compulsory required or necessary.
compute to figure out or calculate by using arithmetic. [2 definitions]
computer an electronic device that is used to store and sort information and work with data at a high speed.
computer graphics images produced by a computer than can be displayed on the screen or printed.
computer lab a room where there are many computers. Computer labs are often found in schools and libraries and can usually be used for free.
computer language a system of words and symbols that is used to program a computer; code. There are hundreds of computer languages, such as C, Cheetah, and JavaScript.