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building block

noun

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

Full Definition of BUILDING BLOCK

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

Examples of BUILDING BLOCK

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

First Known Use of BUILDING BLOCK

1756

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