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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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At the macro level, the goals of the program are fairly simple: to maximize marginal return on recapped components; to increase unscheduled mean time between removal (MTBR) for selected recapitalized components by 20 percent; and to reduce average fleet life to 10 years by 2010.
The good component frequencies vary because the dimensions vary over time as the process changes.
Investing in the new generation of 4 Gb/s SAN components in 2005 ensures these PCI Express servers will not face a bandwidth bottleneck as they communicate with storage switches and SANs.
On-demand sourcing from a mix of internal and external capabilities implicitly refers to the use of components that have been either custom built, purchased from vendors or obtained on demand from outside the insurer's four walls.
Howard Gardner [1], a leader in multiple intelligence theory, has identified at least eight different components to intelligence (see Fig.
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The thermoplastic insert acts as an isolator which reduces the heat flow from the mold wall to the elastomer component to a large extent.
In contrast, the proposed regulations jettison the arm's-length price method and mandate the use of the production-cost ratio method to determine CTI where a component product or end-form product is involved.
While the process of producing a component for use in high-performance applications is often times demanding, it is not without its perks.
All of the application knowledge resides within each component.
This integration with PartMiner will provide CAPSXpert users with the most powerful desktop solution for their component selection needs," said Pat Romich, chief executive officer of IQXPERT.