What is element?

  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: chemical element
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on elements, element:

OpenMath - Example
... in OpenMath (the representation is an expression tree made up from functional elements like OMA for function application or OMV for variables) 2 ... In the expression tree above symbols — i.e ... elements like — stand for mathematical functions that are applied to sibling expressions in an OMA which are interpreted as arguments ... The OMS element is a generic extension element that means whatever is specified in the content dictionary referred to in the cd attribute (this document can be found at the URI specified in ...
Van Emde Boas Tree - How It Works - FindNext
... The operation FindNext(T, x) that searches for the successor of an element x in a vEB tree proceeds as follows If x≤T.min then the search is complete, and ... If x>T.max then the next element does not exist, return M ... This gives us the index j of the first subtree that contains an element larger than x ...
Trace - Physical Sciences
... Trace radioisotope, an element that is found in small quantities because it undergoes radioactive decay Trace evidence, material found at a crime scene ...
Systematic Element Name
... A systematic element name is the temporary name and symbol assigned to newly synthesized and not yet synthesized chemical elements ... In chemistry, a transuranic element receives a permanent name and symbol only after its synthesis has been confirmed ... has been a protracted and highly political process (see element naming controversy) ...
Element - Philosophy
... Alchemical elements, the components of the universe, expressed in their Aristotelian forms as fire, earth, air, wood, and water Bhūta are five elements in Hinduism The Classical ...

More definitions of "element":

  • (noun): The situation in which you are happiest and most effective.
    Example: "In your element"
  • (noun): A straight line that generates a cylinder or cone.
  • (noun): One of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe.
    Example: "The alchemists believed that there were four elements"
  • (noun): 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.
    Example: "A component or constituent element of a system"
    Synonyms: component, constituent
  • (noun): The most favorable environment for a plant or animal.
    Example: "Water is the element of fishes"

Famous quotes containing the word element:

    The reverence for the Scriptures is an element of civilization, for thus has the history of the world been preserved, and is preserved.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)

    Other sins only speak; murder shrieks out:
    The element of water moistens the earth,
    But blood flies upwards, and bedews the heavens.
    John Webster (1580–1625)