building block

noun

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

First Known Use of building block

1756


BUILDING BLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

building block

noun

Definition of building block for English Language Learners

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



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