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component
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

16 uses
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Definition
a part of something
  • A motorcycle may be divided for purposes of classical rational analysis by means of its component assemblies and by means of its functions.
    Part 1 (79% in)
component = part of something

(editor's note:  In this context, an assembly is a collection of assembled parts that together can be thought of as a single part. In this case, the motorcycle contains many assemblies.)
  • Everything is in terms of pieces and parts and components and relationships.
    Part 1 (76% in)
  • If divided by means of its component assemblies, its most basic division is into a power assembly and a running assembly.
    Part 1 (79% in)
  • The fuel-air system components, which are part of the engine, consist of a gas tank and filter, an air cleaner, a carburetor, valves and exhaust pipes.
    Part 1 (79% in)
  • That's a motorcycle divided according to its components.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • To know what the components are for, a division according to functions is necessary: A motorcycle may be divided into normal running functions and special, operator-controlled functions.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • Almost any one of the components mentioned can be expanded on indefinitely.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • This description would cover the "what" of the motorcycle in terms of components, and the "how" of the engine in terms of functions.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • I was talking about these concepts yesterday when I said that a motorcycle can be divided according to its components and according to its functions.
    Part 2 (4% in)
  • When I said that suddenly I created a set of boxes with the following arrangement: _ And when I said the components may be subdivided into a power assembly and a running assembly, suddenly appear some more little boxes: _ And you see that every time I made a further division, up came more boxes based on these divisions until I had a huge pyramid of boxes.
    Part 2 (4% in)
  • The box "motorcycle" contains the boxes "components" and "functions."
    Part 2 (5% in)
  • The box "components" contains the boxes "power assembly" and "running assembly," and so on.
    Part 2 (5% in)
  • The book states that there's a theoretic component of man's existence which is primarily Western (and this corresponded to Phaedrus' laboratory past) and an esthetic component of man's existence which is seen more strongly in the Orient (and this corresponded to Phaedrus' Korean past) and that these never seem to meet.
    Part 2 (31% in)
  • The book states that there's a theoretic component of man's existence which is primarily Western (and this corresponded to Phaedrus' laboratory past) and an esthetic component of man's existence which is seen more strongly in the Orient (and this corresponded to Phaedrus' Korean past) and that these never seem to meet.
    Part 2 (31% in)
  • The theoretic and esthetic split is between components of a single world.
    Part 2 (31% in)
  • "That all our knowledge begins with experience there can be no doubt," he says, but he soon departs from the path by denying that all components of knowledge come from the senses at the moment the sense data are received.
    Part 2 (41% in)

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