Definitions: (noun) An element is one basic kind of substance, such as iron (Fe) oxygen (O) or sodium (Na). (noun) An element is one part of something bigger, such as a plan, an engine, or a business.
Examples: (noun) Water is made up of two elements: Hydrogen and Oxygen. (noun) There are many important elements that make up a successful government.
Synonyms: nouns: part, section, unit.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 2 A