element · noun C /ˈel.ə.mənt/Full view
element (PART)
B2 a part of something
Dictionary examples:

List the elements which make up a perfect dinner party.

The film had all the elements of a good thriller.

Learner example:

The main element of a novel is, of course, the story itself. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

B2 a simple substance that cannot be reduced to smaller chemical parts, for example hydrogen
Dictionary example:

Iron is one of the elements of the Earth's crust.

Learner example:

Cars produce CO2 and this combining of chemical elements pollutes our environment and promotes the Greenhouse effect. (First Certificate in English; B2; German)

an element of sth
C2 a small amount of an emotion or quality
Dictionary example:

There's an element of truth in what she says.

Learner example:

I think the reason why I loved Marseille so much was because it brought an element of insecurity and danger into my life. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Danish)

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