What does part mean?

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  1. A portion; a component.
    1. A fraction of a whole. syn. transl.
    2. A distinct element of something larger.
    3. A group inside a larger group. syn. transl.
    4. Share, especially of a profit.
    5. A unit of relative proportion in a mixture.
    6. 3.5 centiliters of one ingredient in a mixed drink.
    7. A section of a document.
    8. A section of land; an area of a country or other territory; region.
    9. (mathematics) A factor.
    10. (US) A room in a public building, especially a courtroom.
  2. Duty; responsibility.
    1. Position or role (especially in a play).
    2. (music) The melody played or sung by a particular instrument, voice, or group of instruments or voices, within a polyphonic piece.
    3. Each of two contrasting sides of an argument, debate etc.; "hand".
  3. (US) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions. syn. transl.
  4. (Judaism) In the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, a unit of time equivalent to 3⅓ seconds. syn.
  5. A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; usually in the plural with a collective sense.
  1. (intransitive) To leave.
  2. To cut hair with a parting; shed.
  3. (transitive) To divide in two.
  4. (intransitive) To be divided in two or separated; shed.
  5. (transitive, now rare) To divide up; to share.
  6. (obsolete) To have a part or share; to partake.
  7. To separate or disunite; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
  8. (obsolete) To hold apart; to stand or intervene between.
  9. To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion.
  10. To leave; to quit.
  11. (Internet) To leave (an IRC channel).
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