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Definition a part of something

A comprehensive dictionary will also describe more specialized senses of component.
  • It has only three major components.
components = parts
  • My computer isn't working properly. I just hope one of the expensive components isn't bad.
  • components = parts
  • Jealousy is a component of her character.
  • The critical components are designed to survive a vacuum.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • components = parts
  • Jonathan nods in acceptance, distracted by the task of setting up his stereo components.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • components = parts
  • And if you taught me anything, its that what we hold in our hearts is truly the fiercest component of our humanity.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • component = part
  • A motorcycle may be divided for purposes of classical rational analysis by means of its component assemblies and by means of its functions.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • component = part of something
  • It is as though the dark were resolving him out of his integrity, into an unrelated scattering of components—snuffings and stampings; smells of cooling flesh and ammoniac hair; an illusion of a co-ordinated whole of splotched hide and strong bones within which, detached and secret and familiar, an is different from my is.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • components = parts
  • The once sleek lines were now a jagged mess of missing hull segments and empty anchor points where noncritical components used to be.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The only things he's set up are the kitchen, the stereo components, and some of his books.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Bartok plays on the stereo, expensive components scattered on the floor.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • They had me do a full systems check on every single component.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The critical components are working fine, and both vehicles are back on their wheels.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • I've robbed it of all critical components and a big chunk of its canvas.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The heaters, lighting, main computer, etc. All the components I didn't steal for the trip to Schiaparelli.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • "It's the external component of the atmospheric regulator," Mindy said.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The imaginatively named "atmospheric regulator external component" is how the regulator freeze-separates air.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Between the Hab components and the rover, I'll have two redundant life support systems.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Here on Mars, supercooling is done by pumping air to a component outside the Hab.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • As I mentioned, the Big Three (atmospheric regulator, oxygenator, and water reclaimer) are critical components.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian

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