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

1756

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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