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 for component
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Component \Com*po"nent\ (k[o^]m*p[=o]"nent), a. [L. componens,
     p. pr. of componere. See Compound, v. t.]
     Serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting;
     [1913 Webster]
           The component parts of natural bodies.   --Sir I.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Component \Com*po"nent\, n.
     A constituent part; an ingredient.
     [1913 Webster]
     Component of force (Mech.), a force which, acting
        conjointly with one or more forces, produces the effect of
        a single force or resultant; one of a number of forces
        into which a single force may be resolved.
        [1913 Webster] Compony

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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" [syn: component,
           constituent, element, factor, ingredient]
      2: something determined in relation to something that includes
         it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than
         himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller
         component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of
         plankton" [syn: part, portion, component part,
         component, constituent]
      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" [syn:
         component, constituent, element]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "component":
     actuator, adjunct, air, amplifier, anode, appurtenance, aspect,
     atom, atomic particles, base, brute matter, building block,
     capacitator, cathode, chemical element, circumstance, clock,
     constituent, contents, contingent, control relay, control resistor,
     converter, cross section, detachment, detail, division, dole,
     earth, effector, electrode, element, elementary,
     elementary particle, elementary unit, factor, feature,
     feedback amplifier, filament, fire, fixings, formative, fraction,
     fundamental particle, generator, grid, hyle, hypostasis, inductor,
     ingredient, installment, integral, integrant, item, magnetic relay,
     makings, material, material world, materiality, matter,
     meter relay, modulator, molecule, monad, natural world, nature,
     oscillator, parcel, part, part and parcel, particular, percentage,
     photocathode, physical world, plate, plenum, portion,
     pressure transducer, quadrant, quarter, quota, random sample,
     reactor, regenerator, relay, reluctance amplifier, remainder,
     resistor, sample, sampling, section, sector, segment,
     servo amplifier, share, specialty, stuff, subdivision, subgroup,
     subspecies, substance, substratum, the four elements,
     thermal timing relay, transducer, transmitter, trigatron,
     unit of being, water

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      An object adhering to a component

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