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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

An identifiable, functional part of a system that is defined for a particular reason. Within an ecosystem, for example, this could be a species, a habitat, an individual organism, or even...

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component

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 45 words.

1. A part of grammar, as distinguished especially in theories of *generative grammar from the 1960s onwards: thus a syntactic component and a phonological component, a...

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component

Edited by John Daintith.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 95 words.

A distinct chemical species in a mixture. If there are no reactions taking place, the number of components is the

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component

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 65 words.

1 A semantic feature: see componential analysis.

2 A subset of rules within a generative grammar, which is

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component

Bas Aarts.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 92 words.

1. Any one of the major parts of the theory of *Generative Grammar.

Different sets of components have

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component

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 98 words.

A distinct chemical species in a mixture. If there are no reactions taking place, the number of components is the number of separate chemical species. A mixture of water and ethanol, for...

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component

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

A distinct chemical species in a mixture. If there are no reactions taking place, the number of components is the number of separate chemical species. A mixture of water and ethanol, for...

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component

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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In North American archaeology this term refers to a culturally homogenous stratigraphic unit within a site. Defined by W. C. McKern in 1939 as ‘the manifestation of a given...

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component

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics.

(of a graph)

A graph may be ‘in several pieces’ and these are called its components: two vertices are in the same component if and only if there is a path from one to the other. A...

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component

Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 85 words.

1 Any one of the major parts of a generative grammar.

Different sets of components have been proposed at different

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instinctual component

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Another name for a component instinct.

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component interaction

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A feature of some tasks in which adjustments of one component necessitates readjustments of another component.

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irregular component

John Duignan.

in A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 44 words.

1. In a *time series, the component that remains when regular components of the series, *trend,

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component interaction

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 18 words.

A feature of some tasks in which adjustments of one component necessitates readjustments of another component.

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elastic components

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The viscoelastic structures associated with the contractile elements of muscle. See also parallel elastic components; series elastic components.

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elastic components

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 20 words.

The viscoelastic structures associated with the contractile elements of muscle. See also parallel elastic components; series elastic components.

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imaginary component

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

An electromagnetic field induces a secondary field in a conductor and the resultant vector of the two fields can be resolved into two components, one of which is the imaginary component,...

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key component

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 151 words.

Used in multicomponent distillation, key components are the two main components that are required to be identified in a mixture to be separated. The two key components are the ...

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radial component

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The component of a given vector (for example, a force) acting at right angles to the curved path followed by a body. Compare tangential component.

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rotary component

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The component of muscle force acting perpendicular to the long axis of the attached bone of joint. It is the only component that actually causes rotation.

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stabilizing component

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

At certain joint angles, the component of muscle force directed towards the joint centre, bringing the ends of articulating bones closer together. Compare dislocating component.

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