multielement

adjective
mul·​ti·​el·​e·​ment | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈe-lə-mənt How to pronounce multielement (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multielement

: composed of, containing, or involving more than one distinct part or aspect : having or involving more than one element The surfaces of lens elements reflect small amounts of light, the elements themselves absorb small quantities; in complex multielement lenses (especially zoom lenses) these differences can add up to a considerable amount.— James Monaco The Very Large Array (VLA) is the name given to the multielement … antenna array built by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) …— David Morrison specifically : having or involving more than one chemical element a multielement analysis of soil samples a multielement compound

First Known Use of multielement

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Multielement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multielement. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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