Elements - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈelɪmənts|
Brit.  |ˈelɪmənts|
- this word is used as a plural form of the nounelement

noun

- violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)

they felt the full fury of the elements

Examples

Mendeleev's Periodic Table of the Elements

Calculation and geometry and all the other elements of instruction.

The Celtic and Teutonic elements in the population.

they felt the full fury of the elements

...humans are the only mammals not endowed with a natural defense against the elements, such as fur or a thick hide...

Water is composed of the elements hydrogen and oxygen.

Elements of the design were appropriated from other architects.

The tent should provide adequate protection from the elements.

She integrates elements of jazz and rock in her music.

...the proposition that liberty and justice are constitutive elements of an enlightened society...

...a primitive culture that cast aside infants born with deformities, allowing them to die of exposure to the elements...

She has the difficult task of bringing together a number of discordant elements.

...dissident elements within the Catholic Church...

...studied the fluorescence of certain elements...

...“pathetic fallacy” is the literary term for the ascription of human feelings or motives to inanimate natural elements...

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