English - Vietnamese Dictionary
element /'elimənt/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- yếu tố
- element of comparison: yếu tố để so sánh
- nguyên tố
- the four elements: bốn nguyên tố (đất, nước, không khí, lửa)
- (toán học) yếu tố phân tử
- elements of the integral: yếu tố của tích phân
- (số nhiều) cơ sở, nguyên lý cơ bản (của một khoa học)
- (số nhiều) sức mạnh thiên nhiên
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) đơn vị không quân
- (nghĩa bóng) môi trường
- to be in one's element: ở đúng trong môi trường của mình
+an abstract part of something
+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
+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
+one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe
+the most favorable environment for a plant or animal
+the situation in which you are happiest and most effective
+a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone
Advanced English Dictionary
1 component, constituent, ingredient, essential, fundamental, part, unit, piece, segment, feature, factor, detail, particular:
Each element was carefully designed with a view to its place in the whole.
2 environment, atmosphere, situation, locale, territory, sphere, habitat, medium, domain:
Ordway is really in his element at a party.
(a) (adverse or unfavourable) weather, climatic conditions:
Stay here tonight - there's no need to brave the elements.
(b) rudiments, basics, fundamentals, foundations, essentials, principles:
It was she who taught me the elements of flying a helicopter.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
part / amount
1 [C] ~ (in / of sth) a necessary or typical part of sth: Cost was a key element in our decision. + The story has all the elements of a soap opera. + Customer relations is an important element of the job.
2 [C, usually sing.] ~ of surprise, risk, truth, etc. a small amount of a quality or feeling: We need to preserve the element of surprise. + There appears to be an element of truth in his story.
group of people
3 [C, usually pl.] a group of people who form a part of a larger group or society: moderate / radical elements within the party + unruly elements in the school
4 [C] a simple chemical substance that consists of atoms of only one type and cannot be split by chemical means into a simpler substance. Gold, OXYGEN and CARBON are all elements.
earth / air / fire / water
5 [C] one of the four substances: earth, air, fire and water, which people used to believe everything else was made of
6 (the elements) [pl.] the weather, especially bad weather: Are we going to brave the elements and go for a walk? + to be exposed to the elements
7 (elements) [pl.] the basic principles of a subject that you have to learn first: He taught me the elements of map-reading.
8 [C, usually sing.] a natural or suitable environment, especially for an animal: Water is a fish's natural element.
9 [C] the part of a piece of electrical equipment that gives out heat: The kettle needs a new element.
Idioms: in your element doing what you are good at and enjoy: She's really in her element at parties.
out of your element in a situation that you are not used to and that makes you feel uncomfortable: I feel out of my element talking about politics.
1 one part of sth
basic, critical, crucial, decisive, essential, fundamental, important, key, main, major, necessary, principal, significant, vital | dominant
The promise of tax cuts became the dominant element in the campaign.
| considerable, large
There is a considerable element of danger in her job.
There is too much of a competitive element in the sales department.
| racial, sexual
Police say there may have been a racial element to the attacks.
VERB + ELEMENT
be, constitute, form | contain, have, include, involve
These rumours do contain an element of truth.
This constitutes one of the key elements in this reform programme.
| ~ of
Practical work will form a major element of the syllabus. There may have been an element of jealousy in her response.
2 the elements: bad weather
VERB + ELEMENT
I put on my thick coat ready to brave the elements.
| battle (against)
He told us stories of how he had battled the elements on his mountaineering trips.
| be exposed to, be open to
The place was completely exposed to the elements.
| be protected from, be sheltered from
protection/shelter from the elements
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