I. noun Etymology: Latin component-, componens, present participle of componere to put together — more at compound Date: 1645 1. a constituent part ; ingredient <
an important component of the program
stereo components
2. a. any one of the vector terms added to form a vector sum or resultant b. a coordinate of a vector; also either member of an ordered pair of numbers Synonyms: see elementcomponential adjective II. adjective Date: 1664 serving or helping to constitute ; constituent <
component parts

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