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element US English

A part or aspect of something abstract, especially one that is essential or characteristic

element US Thesaurus

an essential element of the game

fuel element US English

An element consisting of nuclear fuel and other materials for use in a reactor

sieve element US English

An elongated cell in the phloem of a vascular plant, in which the primary wall is perforated by pores through which water is conducted

trace element US English

A chemical element present only in minute amounts in a particular sample or environment

picture element US English

See pixel.

sieve tube element US English

A sieve element of a type present in angiosperms, a series of which are joined end to end to form sieve tubes, with sieve plates between the elements

be in one's element US English

Be in (or not in) a situation or environment that one particularly likes and in which one can perform well

extrachromosomal element US English

The DNA of a cytoplasmic organelle, such as a mitochondrion or chloroplast, responsible for cytoplasmic inheritance

radioelement US English

A radioactive element or isotope

be in one's element in element US English

Be in (or not in) a situation or environment that one particularly likes and in which one can perform well

conodont element in conodont US English

A tooth of the conodont animal, often found as a fossil

chemical element in element US English

Each of more than one hundred substances that cannot be chemically interconverted or broken down into simpler substances and are primary constituents of matter. Each element is distinguished by its atomic number, i.e., the number of protons in the nuclei of its atoms

identity element in identity US English

An element of a set that, if combined with another element by a specified binary operation, leaves that element unchanged

transition metal US English

Any of the set of metallic elements occupying a central block (Groups IVB-VIII, IB, and IIB, or 4-12) in the periodic table, e.g., iron, manganese, chromium, and copper. Chemically they show variable valence and a strong tendency to form coordination compounds, and many of their compounds are colored

transition element in transition metal US English

Any of the set of metallic elements occupying a central block (Groups IVB-VIII, IB, and IIB, or 4-12) in the periodic table, e.g., iron, manganese, chromium, and copper. Chemically they show variable valence and a strong tendency to form coordination compounds, and many of their compounds are colored

rare earth US English

Any of a group of chemically similar metallic elements comprising the lanthanide series and (usually) scandium and yttrium. They are not especially rare, but they tend to occur together in nature and are difficult to separate from one another

rare earth element in rare earth US English

Any of a group of chemically similar metallic elements comprising the lanthanide series and (usually) scandium and yttrium. They are not especially rare, but they tend to occur together in nature and are difficult to separate from one another

be in or out of one's element in element US English

Be in (or not in) a situation or environment that one particularly likes and in which one can perform well


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