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building block

noun

Simple Definition of building block

  • : an important part that is grouped together with many other similar things to form something larger

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of building block

  1. :  a unit of construction or composition; especially :  something essential on which a larger entity is based

Examples of building block in a sentence

  1. <historically the infantry division has been a basic building block of armies>



1756

First Known Use of building block

1756

Rhymes with building block

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