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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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The retail electronics recycling processor will either hand-dismantle these products or sell intact products or components to others for dismantling.
To prevent delays in repair or replacement of turned in components, make sure to attach the correct tag and that it's tilled in right.
Concrete (8%) was a distant third to oil/gas and steel as the cost component experiencing the greatest price increase in the past year, and only 7 percent of the owners see it as experiencing the greatest price increase in the coming year.
In the procurement component, the organization attempts to secure the resources and suppliers needed to implement the choices selected in the design component.
SAN component vendors are working with OEMs to deliver the 4 Gb/s storage solutions that solve not only today's storage needs, but tomorrow's as well-with no cost (in money or in upgrade effort) to enterprise customers.
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