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  1. com·po·nent
    IPA[kəmˈpōnənt]
  2. noun

    • 1. a part or element of a larger whole, especially a part of a machine or vehicle:

      stereo components
    • 2. each of two or more forces, velocities, or other vectors acting in different directions which are together equivalent to a given vector:

      he resolved the motion into horizontal and vertical components

    adjective

    • 1. constituting part of a larger whole; constituent:

      light passed through a prism breaks up into its component colors
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: component, plural noun: components

    • noun

      a part or element of a larger whole, especially a part of a machine or vehicle:

      each of two or more forces, velocities, or other vectors acting in different directions which are together equivalent to a given vector:

    • adjective

      constituting part of a larger whole; constituent:
    • noun

      an attainment target in a particular subject, forming part of a general assessment of a pupil.
    • noun

      a method of analysis which involves finding the linear combination of a set of variables that has maximum variance and removing its effect, repeating this successively.
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