building block

noun

Definition of building block

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

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Examples of building block in a Sentence

historically the infantry division has been a basic building block of armies
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First Known Use of building block

1756, in the meaning defined above

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6 Aug 2022

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“Building block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/building%20block. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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