Nouns (10)

element, constituent, component
n. an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
grammatical constituent, constituent
n. (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
component part, constituent, component, portion, part
n. something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"

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Adjectives (6)

constituent, component
adj. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
constitutive, constituent, organic, constitutional
adj. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

Fuzzynyms (61)

quantum
n. (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)
unit, whole
n. an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the team is a unit"
system
n. instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
portion, part
n. something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
segment, section
n. one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"
factor
n. an independent variable in statistics
subdivision, section
n. a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
chapter
n. any distinct period in history or in a person's life; "the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history"; "the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship"
position, side
n. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"
serving, portion, helping
n. an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
division
n. (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
demarcation line, demarcation, limit
n. the boundary of a specific area
limit
n. as far as something can go
piece
n. an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
party
n. a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
percentage, part, portion, share
n. assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
ration
n. a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
component part, component
n. something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"
member
n. anything that belongs to a set or class; "snakes are members of the class Reptilia"; "members of the opposite sex"
radical
n. (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity
integral
adj. of or denoted by an integer
essential
adj. basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
indispensable
adj. unavoidable; "the routine but indispensable ceremonies of state"
fundamental, central, cardinal, primal, key
adj. serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
fundamental, central, cardinal, primal, key
adj. serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
inbuilt, built-in, integral, inherent, constitutional
adj. existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"
inbuilt, built-in, integral, inherent, constitutional
adj. existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"
necessary
adj. absolutely essential
deep-seated, deep-rooted, ingrained, fundamental
adj. (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held; "deep-rooted prejudice"; "deep-seated differences of opinion"; "implanted convictions"; "ingrained habits of a lifetime"; "a deeply planted need"

Synonyms (25)

division, section, part
n. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
aliquot
adj. signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity
broken
adj. lacking a part or parts; "a broken set of encyclopedia"
divisional
adj. constituting a division or an aliquot part of the basic monetary unit; "American divisional (fractional) coins include the dime and the nickel"; "fractional currency is currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit"
fragmentary, fragmental
adj. consisting of small disconnected parts; "fragmentary remains"
half
adj. consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity; "a half chicken"; "lasted a half hour"
halfway
adj. including only half or a portion; "halfway measures"
part
adj. relating to only part of a whole: "part owner"
partial
adj. being or affecting only a part; not total; "a partial description of the suspect"; "partial collapse"; "a partial eclipse"; "a partial monopoly"; "partial immunity"
quarter
adj. consisting of one of four equivalent parts: "a quarter pound of butter"
semi
adj. (prefix) half or partial: "semicircular"; "semiannual"; "semiconscious"
third
adj. being one of three equal parts; "a third share of the money"
three-quarter
adj. representing three quarters of something; "a three-quarter-length portrait"; "a three-quarter view"
primary, basal
adj. of primary importance
staple
adj. necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities; "wheat is a staple crop"
biogenic
adj. essential for maintaining the fundamental life processes; "sleep and food and water are among the biogenic needs of the organism"
must
adj. highly recommended; "a book that is must reading"
substantive, substantial
adj. having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents"
life-sustaining, vital
adj. performing an essential function in the living body; "vital organs"; "blood and other vital fluids"; "the loss of vital heat in shock"; "a vital spot"; "life-giving love and praise"

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