(noun, adjective)


1. Making up a larger whole; as a component word.

2. Made up of smaller complete units in combination; as a component stereo.


1. an abstract part of something

- jealousy was a component of his character

- two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony

Similar word(s): constituent, element, factor, ingredient

Definition categories: thought, division, part, section

2. something determined in relation to something that includes it

- the smaller component is hard to reach

Similar word(s): constituent, part, portion

Definition categories: link, relation

3. an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

- spare components for cars

- a component or constituent element of a system

Similar word(s): constituent, element

Definition categories: man–made, part, portion

Sentences with component as a noun:

- A CPU is a component of a computer.