Definition of building block in English:

building block

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noun

  • 1A child’s wooden or plastic toy brick.
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    • These are quite old fashioned toys, like wooden building blocks, wooden yachts and so on.
    • In the Mendelson hall, for example, there is a box of Lego and another of wooden building blocks.
    • It consists of seven boxes that purport to contain sets of the popular Lego brand plastic building blocks.
  • 2A basic unit from which something is built up: sounds are the building blocks of language
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    • When I was going to those places, sometimes I would have to take what would roughly equate to an infantry section, which is the basic building block of a military unit.
    • This was important to physicists because all the basic building blocks of matter are fermions.
    • Again, the conclusion is that there is a rather small region of parameter space in which the basic building blocks of chemical complexity can exist.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody