- 1Primary or basic: elemental features from which all other structures are compoundedMore example sentences
- At its elemental level, in the construction industry the temp agencies have essentially created alternative ‘non - union’ hiring halls.
- While her works have consistently pointed to a delightful connection between ourselves and our things, here she seemed to explore that connection down to an elemental level.
- He did not conflate signs with reality at an elemental level, and his alphabet does not connect to reality so much as provide an analogy for real-world relations.
- 1.1Concerned with chemical elements or other basic components: elemental analysisMore example sentences
- Both men helped to systematize chemistry, to define the law of definite proportions and the underlying atomic and elemental principles.
- Qualitative elemental analysis methods comprise both instrumental and chemical or ‘wet’ techniques.
- Newer techniques such as inductively coupled plasma spectrometry have taken over many aspects of elemental analysis.
- 1.2Consisting of a single chemical element.More example sentences
- Other elements occur naturally in a pure or elemental form, like sulphur or gold.
- The most hydrophobic and fungitoxic compound unexpectedly proved to be elemental sulphur.
- Declining American reserves of elemental sulphur could open up export possibilities.
- 2Related to or embodying the powers of nature: a thunderstorm is the inevitable outcome of battling elemental forcesMore example sentences
- With the elemental forces of nature battering away at them, Molesey and Dulwich Hamlet put on a show of football that was at times breathtaking given the rain and wind that lashed Molesey Park Stadium.
- He said he believed that un-vegetated peat and mineral soil, especially at such an exposed location, was subject to elemental erosion.
- 2.1(Of an emotion) having the primitive and inescapable character of a force of nature: the urge for revenge was too elemental to be ignoredMore example sentences
- There were no tears in her eyes, but the oceans of pure blue held every ounce of her sadness like a bucket of ice melting and overflowing with a powerful sweep of elemental passion.
- From the mid-1880s he began to use violent colour and linear distortions to express the most elemental emotions of fear, love, and hatred.
- After a few readings, you can understand that her reality has a deep human presence, elemental sorrow, and ecstasy.
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- A supernatural entity or force thought to be physically manifested by occult means.More example sentences
- With demons and elementals, one uses a thaumaturgic circle to call them into and bind them.
- Some mages in one of the other planes have learned how to trap them and force the elementals to do their bidding.
- When dealing with energy or elementals, I tend to see them as dragons.
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- Signer's less-is-more elementalism does not always result in this kind of meditative sublime, however; on the contrary, it can also be frantic, obsessive, manically repetitive and psychologically conflicted.
- ‘It's one of the basics of elementalism,’ Elisa said, glad that she'd averted a possible disaster.
- Their specific elementalism is felt in Hackett's preference and deep feeling for blue and white as her principal color divisions.
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- The film is an elementally emotional work, flooded everywhere by a deep, regretful sort of fatalism.
- Even more paradoxical is the acceptance that this revolutionary impulse has emanated from an elementally American art form.
- Aside from the heavy battle axe, all of Samanosuke's weapons are elementally charged swords.
late 15th century: from medieval Latin elementalis, from elementum 'principle, rudiment' (see element).