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one of the parts that make up a whole
  • one of the ingredients in the salad dressing is sugar

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element, component, constituent, ingredient mean one of the parts of a compound or complex whole. element applies to any such part and often connotes irreducible simplicity. the basic elements of geometry component and constituent may designate any of the substances (whether elements or compounds) or the qualities that enter into the makeup of a complex product; component stresses its separate entity or distinguishable character. the components of a stereo system constituent stresses its essential and formative character. the constituents of a chemical compound ingredient applies to any of the substances which when combined form a particular mixture. the ingredients of a cocktail

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The first known use of ingredient was in the 15th century

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“Ingredient.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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