- n.[化]元素; 要素; 原理; [电]电阻丝;
- 复数: elements;
Cost was a key element in our decision.
Any investment involves an element of risk.
In order to make it safe, the element is electrically insulated.
He is devoting much of his energy to implanting an element of distrust in the community.
My stepmother was in her element, organizing everything.
There is an element of exhibitionism in the parents' performance too.
I suppose people do it because there is that element of danger and risk.
With its unique heating element it makes perfect coffee.
Maybe it's because they're so out of their element that they feel the need to talk.
You will probably notice an element of quirkiness in his behaviour.
The chronological sequence gives the book an element of structure.
European political union would be incomplete without a defence element.
There is already an element of compulsion in existing government schemes for the unemployed.
"That's another element in choosing a style of writing, you see," he says, returning to his main theme.
The criticisms have at least an element of truth and validity.
His testimony was an important element of the Prosecution case.
They have started showing a strong soul element in their sound.
The assault element, led by Captain Ramirez, opened up from their right flank.
There is a strong element of truth to each of these explanations.
Down deep in that ugly heap Marie Curie felt sure that her new element lay hidden.
Magnesium is the nutrient element in plant growth.
There is an element of compulsion in the new scheme for the unemployed.
Carbon is an element, while carbon dioxide is a compound.
I am out of my element when people start talking about music.
Perhaps there is an element of truth in both these pictures, but few of us have had the opportunity to find out.
There is not the least element of truth in his account of what happened.
Air is the element of man.
Thus, the role of alloying element depends mainly on its impact on the state diagram.
The refrigerating machine set comprises a compressor, a condenser, a throttling element and an evaporator.
所述的制冷机组包括有压缩机, 冷凝器 、 节流元件和蒸发器.
It also adds the element of artistic creativity to attract a new pool of students who may not see themselves as math people.
It was a modernist triumph, and many elements remain central features of today's kitchen.
The third element of love in Sternberg’s theory is what he calls decision commitment, the decision that one is in a love relationship, the willingness to label it as such and the commitment to maintain that relationship at least for some period of time.
The second element is passion.
So what I’ve done is I’ve taken Sternberg’s three elements of love: intimacy, passion and commitment, and I’ve listed out the different kinds of relationships you would have if you had zero, one, two or three out of the three elements.
He argued that you don’t have love if you don’t have all three of these elements.
And it’s interesting that many of them mention the element of luck.
If you tell an acquaintance you are a grandfather who recently lost his wife and who does volunteer work on weekends, several elements of your self-image are bought to light — the roles of grandparent, widower and conscientious citizen.
There is an element there about competition then, isn't there?
To sum up: a system of conservation based solely on economic self-interest is hopelessly lopsided It tends to ignore, and thus eventually to eliminate, many elements in the land community that lack commercial value, but that are essential to its healthy functioning.
On display here are various fantasy elements whose reference, at some basic level, seems to be the natural world.
1. an abstract part of something;
"jealousy was a component of his character"
"two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"
"the grammatical elements of a sentence"
"a key factor in her success"
"humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
2. 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
3. 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;
"spare components for cars"
"a component or constituent element of a system"
4. one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe;
"the alchemists believed that there were four elements"
5. the most favorable environment for a plant or animal;
"water is the element of fishes"
6. the situation in which you are happiest and most effective;
"in your element"
7. a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone
component, constituent, element, ingredient