elemental elemental  /ˌɛ lə ˈmɛn təl/


  1. (adj) relating to or being an element
  2. (adj) relating to severe atmospheric conditions
  3. (adj) of or being the essential or basic part


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  1. Williams devoted his life to winning the elemental battle between batter and pitcher.
  2. For many Americans, the contest was an elemental struggle between good and evil, between leftist New Dealers and right-wing antiCommunists.
  3. There is some elemental human desire lately largely denied at the cinema to see pretty people in handsome landscapes assuaging our need for epic romance.


  1. Elemental Video Processing Solutions Selected for Foxtel OTT/TV Connected Television and iPad Services

    Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced that its video processing systems have been selected by Foxtel for
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Tonight in Film: "Elemental," "Portland Expose," and more

    Elemental Trailer from Go Project Films on Vimeo. "Elemental":  The three environmental activists profiled in this engaging documentary are anything but simple.  In India, a former government official mounts a crusade to restore the horrifically polluted Ganges River.  In Canada,...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  3. Elemental LED Improves LED Strip Light Portfolio by Offering All Products in a Highly Reflective White PCB Form Factor

    Elemental LED, the recognized U.S. based leader of innovative LED solutions, demonstrates market leadership by upgrading and standardizing white PCB across their complete line of high performance commercial grade LED strip light products. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10824257.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "My elemental duty is not to cling to positions, or even less to obstruct the path of younger people, but to share experiences and ideas whose modest worth comes from the exceptional era in which I lived," Castro wrote in the final paragraph of...
    on Dec 17, 2007 By: Fidel Castro Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Maintaining a military base in Cuba against the will of the people violates the most elemental principles of international law," Castro wrote in a column posted on the government-run website www.cubadebate.cu.
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Castro Source: Reuters UK

  3. "Manned spaceflight is something that is elemental and a vital part of our space program. I think we've got to catch up," McCain told the Chronicle.
    on Mar 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Houston Chronicle

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