element element  /ˈɛ lə mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an abstract part of something
  2. (n) 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
  3. (n) any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
  4. (n) the most favorable environment for a plant or animal
  5. (n) one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
  6. (n) the situation in which you are happiest and most effective
  7. (n) a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

Usage(s):

  1. Near the beginning of time, the universe almost certainly contained many elements heavier than uranium, the heaviest element that exists naturally on earth.
  2. Until 1220 when Alchemist Albertus Magnus discovered arsenic, mankind knew only ten elementscarbon, sulphur, gold, silver, copper, iron, lead, tin, antimony and mercury.
  3. Creating new heavy elements is a faint bit like working a pinball machine; it takes a nice judgment of speed.

News

  1. DP Switch measures across restriction in high-pressure line.

    Combining sensitive elastic element and heavily constructed containment vessel, DDS-Series can control differential pressure (DP) from 0/6–0/150 in. of water on pressure lines up to 1,500 psi. UL-Listed, NEMA 4, watertight and NEMA 7, explosionproof versions are available with choice of electrical switches, wetted materials, and setpoint options. Encased in cast-aluminum housing, switches ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Livermorium and Flerovium

    The periodic table is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, organized on the basis of their atomic numbers, electron configurations, and recurring chemical properties. At one ttime the periodic table ended at uranium (element 92)until heavier material were created artificially. These tends to be short lived and unstable. Lawrence Livermore Laboratory employees and city officials have ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

  3. Element Financial and GE Capital Close Canadian Fleet Asset Purchase Transaction and Launch Cross-Border Fleet ...

    Element Financial and GE Capital Close Canadian Fleet Asset Purchase Transaction and Launch Cross-Border Fleet Management Strategic Alliance
    on June 28, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. ...announcement, closely stage-managed throughout the day, filled in crucial blanks in the administration's financial rescue package and formed what President Barack Obama called "one more critical element in our recovery."
    on Mar 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "While the human element has always been an integral part of baseball, it is vital that mistakes on the field be addressed," Selig said in an e-mailed statement. "Before I announce any decisions, I will consult with all appropriate parties,...
    on Jun 3, 2010 By: Bud Selig Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "We obviously deplore the actions of a few thugs. But the reality is, unfortunately, that these summits attract this element and (that) has been a problem, as we know, around the world," Harper said as the G20 summit wrapped up Sunday afternoon.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: Toronto Star

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