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com·po·nent

component

 
 
pronunciation:
km po nnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a part of something.
One of the components of the engine is missing.Vegetables are a component of a healthy diet.
 
synonyms:
constituent, division, element, part
similar words:
fraction, item, piece, portion, section, segment, share
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The word component contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-