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Element is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (countable) An element is one part of something bigger, such as a plan, an engine, or a business.
    He's the best salesman on our team, but he's only one element in our success.
  2. (countable) (chemistry) An element is one basic kind of substance, such as iron (Fe) oxygen (O) or sodium (Na).
    Water is made up of two elements: Hydrogen and Oxygen.