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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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Synthesizing the ideas of high-performance HRM, positive psychological capital and componential theory of creativity, the present study develops a conceptual framework linking HRM practices, positive psychological capital and employee creativity.
In short, the subtle interaction of features may vary across apparently similar experimental protocols, and is an important issue for researchers of componential analyses to consider.
Task complexity, task difficulty, and task production: exploring interactions in a componential framework, Applied Linguistics, 22, 27-57.
Responses to these questions can be grouped into two kinds of approach to assessing creativity, which we now explore: psychometric and componential approaches.
The conceptualisation that is the focus of this article is illustrated in Figure 1 as a conceptual model interpreting the componential structure of researcher development.
When the taxonomies were identified, a componential analysis was done, which according to Spradley, implies the systematic search of attributes or significance components associated to cultural symbols.
content analysis method of constant comparison, discourse analysis, componential analysis, keywords in context, analytic induction, word count, domain analysis, taxonomic analysis).
If they all elicit kin terms, hopefully in a non-leading manner, they will all be able to develop a componential model of a kinship system that is more or less the same in all cases.
In this study, the electrical componential impedance of three meridians was evaluated and the values were compared with their neighbouring non-meridian impedances in the frequency range of 2 hz to 2000 Hz.
The latter of these types is referred to as componential, since it spans two layers of spectral information (red and near infrared) as opposed to a single composite NDVI layer.

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