(chemistry) Any one of the simplest chemical substances that cannot be decomposed in a chemical reaction or by any chemical means and made up of atoms all having the same number of protons.
- One of the four basic building blocks of matter in theories of ancient philosophers and alchemists: water, earth, fire, and air.
- Something small.
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- A place or state of being that an individual or object is better suited towards.
be in one's own
- A required aspect or component of a cause of action. A deed is regarded a violation of law only if each element can be proved.
(set theory) One of the objects in a set.
- A group of people within a larger group having a particular common characteristic.
You sometimes find the hooligan at football matches.
The in this electric kettle can heat the water in under a minute.
- A short form of heating element, a component in electrical equipment, often in the form of a coil, having a high resistance, thereby generating heat when a current is passed through it.
- A paper or cardboard wrapper used to enclose and small, flat items, especially letters, for mailing.
- Something that envelops; a wrapping
- A bag containing the lifting gas of a balloon or airship.
(geometry) A mathematical curve, surface, or higher-dimensional object that is the tangent to a given family of lines, curves, surfaces, or higher-dimensional objects.
(electronics) A curve that bounds another curve or set of curves, as the modulation envelope of an amplitude-modulated carrier wave in electronics.
(music) The shape of a sound, which may be controlled by a synthesizer or sampler.
(computing) The information used for routing an email that is transmitted with the email but not part of its contents.
(biology) An enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane.
(engineering) The set of limitations within which a technological system can perform safely and effectively.
(third-person singular of, er)