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An essential or characteristic part of something
“Having a compelling plot is just one element of a successful movie.”
A part of a whole
“This scheme was an element of the wider social democratic legacy of the 1940s.”
A person's field of expertise
“As a car enthusiast, I was in my element appraising the value of second-hand automobiles.”
A person's or animal's natural or preferred environment
“I feel like I'm in my natural element whenever I go to the local bar where everybody knows my name.”
A small but noticeable amount of a feeling or quality
“There was an element of truth in his words despite his use of wit and sarcasm.”
A distinguishable section of a social group
“The government must weed out any criminal element existing within its apparatus.”
(usually in plural form "elements") The rudiments of a subject
“In this lecture, we will provide an introduction to the elements of the subject-matter.”
(the elements) Atmospheric forces such as strong winds and rains
“The material used must be able to provide protection from the elements.”
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