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component

1. any electrical device, such as a resistor, that has distinct electrical characteristics and that may be connected to other electrical devices to form a circuit
2. Maths
a. one of a set of two or more vectors whose resultant is a given vector
b. the projection of this given vector onto a specified line
3. Chemistry one of the minimum number of chemically distinct constituents necessary to describe fully the composition of each phase in a system

Component

The various parts or materials that go together to form the elements of a building.

component

[kəm′pō·nənt]
(chemistry)
A part of a mixture.
The smallest number of chemical substances which are able to form all the constituents of a system in whatever proportion they may be present.
(electricity)
Any electric device, such as a coil, resistor, capacitor, generator, line, or electron tube, having distinct electrical characteristics and having terminals at which it may be connected to other components to form a circuit. Also known as circuit element; element.
(mathematics)
In a graph system, a connected subgraph which is not a subgraph of any other connected subgraph.
For a set S, a connected subset of S that is not a subset of any other connected subset of S.
The projection of a vector in a given direction of a coordinate system.
(science and technology)
A constituent part of a system; examples are a vector term which when added to others gives a vector sum, an ingredient of a chemical system, or the mineral portion of a rock.

component

Any instrument, mechanism, equipment, part, or accessory that is used, or is intended to be used, in operating or controlling an aircraft in flight. It is installed in, or attached to, the aircraft. A component has a part number or a serial number allocated by the product manufacturer, unless the manufacturer has designated it as a standard part.

component

(programming)
An object adhering to a component architecture.

component

One element of a larger system. A hardware component can be a device as small as a transistor or as large as a disk drive as long as it is part of a larger system. Software components are routines or modules within a larger system. See component software and component video.
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History: The company was founded in 1978 to supply hospitals with blood and blood components such as platelets and red cells.
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Found in the cavities of the body's bones, marrow produces the blood components, including red blood cells, platelets and white blood cells - the main agents of the body's immune system.
The transfusion of blood components that are free of residual leukocytes will reduce the spread of infectious disease and decrease a patient's risk of adverse reactions," explains Dr.
Plasma pheresis separates the plasma from other blood components and is retained while the other blood components are returned to the donor through the same needle.
Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) today announced that the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), the agency that regulates blood components in Germany, has approved the sale of platelets treated with the INTERCEPT Blood System by a German blood center located in the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lubeck.
6 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Blood Bank announced today that it has been asked by the New York Blood Center (NYBC) to conduct a voluntary recall of 1,379 blood components distributed for transfusion between 1993 and 1996 to hospitals served by Central Blood Bank.
Contract award: Blood components of the heating system.
Cerus Corporation is developing systems designed to enhance the safety blood transfusions by inactivating pathogens in blood components (platelets, plasma and red blood cells used for transfusion) and by inactivating white blood cells, which are responsible for a variety of adverse transfusion reactions.