mul·​ti·​com·​po·​nent ˌməl-tē-kəm-ˈpō-nənt How to pronounce multicomponent (audio)
: having, involving, or consisting of two or more components
a multicomponent stereo system
… could be accomplished only if the designers began a process of multicomponent redesign, which meant simultaneously redesigning the streetcars' motors, their brakes, their wheels, their trucks (the frames holding the wheels), and their seats.Tony Hiss
A new study … found that multilevel, multicomponent interventions were best at helping patients control their hypertension.Faith Dawson

Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multicomponent was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Multicomponent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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