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element-noun
a fundamental, essential, or irreducible-constituent of a composite-entity; an element is a basic irreducible part of anything; a substance that can't be split into simpler substances
elements--the basic assumptions or principles of a subject; the forces that constitute the weather, especially severe or inclement weather: outside paint that had been damaged by the elements; an environment naturally suited to or associated with an individual (he is in his element when traveling, the business world is her element); a distinct group within a larger community (the dissident element on campus)
synonyms-component, constituent, factor, ingredient - the central meaning shared by these nouns is "one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up" (the grammatical elements of a sentence; jealousy, a component of his character; melody and harmony, two of the constituents of a musical composition; ambition as a key factor in her success; humor, an effective ingredient of a speech)
Chemistry & Physics –any substance that cannot be separated into different substances except by nucleardisintegration. Elements in the Periodic Table (see 'Periodic Table of the Elements' in an encyclopedia, and under 'element' in a dictionary, see the Chemical Element Table for a list of the 100 elements) are ranked by atomic number, as determined by the specific number of protons an element may have. Any more than 100 protons, and their combined repulsive forces would disintegrate the atom. The elements exhibit designed structure
    A single element can exist as several isotopes. Each element has a specific number of protons. Russian born physicist George Gamow believes that all elements came into existence at the same time the Universe did. Cosmologist Fred Hoyle at Cambridge University, believes to the contrary that the elements became synthesized in stars, but the fact that there is far too much deuterium in the Universe, tends to dispute that part of Hoyle's theory
Mathematics – 1) a member of a set; 2) a point, line, or plane; 3) a part of a geometric configuration, such as an angle in a triangle 4) the generatrix of a geometric figure 5) any of the terms in the rectangular array of terms that constitute a matrix or determinant
a substance composed of atoms having an identical number of protons in each nucleus. Elements cannot be reduced to simpler substances by normal chemical means; one of four substances, earth, air, fire, or water, formerly regarded as a fundamental constituent of the universe
Electricity – the resistance wire in an electrical appliance such as a heater or an oven

elementary particle
a particle consisting of one chemical element (hydrogen, helium) without magnitude (measurable importance or influence more on magnitude) though having inertia (a tendency to remain in a fixed condition without change, be it movement or rest) and the force of attraction; not a compound, but a string of subatomic matter. See 'anti particle'; 'Standard Model'.

elemental-adjectives
basic and powerful; simple; rudimentary

elicit, elicited, eliciting, elicits-transitive verbs
to draw forth or bring out (something latent or potential) (hypnotism elicited his hidden fears); to call forth or draw out (as information or a response) (her performance elicited wild applause) 
elicitation, elicitor-nouns
synonym-educe

elite-noun
the choice part; cream (the elite of the entertainment world); the socially superior part of society; a group of persons who by virtue of position or education exercise power or influence (members of the ruling elite) 
elite-adjective

elitism-noun
the state of believing that one, by comparison, is superior in some way; the effect upon one's personality motivated by an overtone of superiority; leadership or rule by an elite; consciousness of being or belonging to an elite 
elitist-noun-or-adjective

ellipse-noun
a plane curve, especially a conic section (shaped like a cone) whose plane is not parallel to the axis, base, or generatrix of the intersected cone; the locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal.

elliptic or elliptical-adjective
of, relating to, or having the shape of an ellipse; containing or characterized by ellipsis
elliptically-adverb

elude-transitive verb
to escape detection; baffle

elusive-adjective
baffling; evasive; escape detection

emanate, emanated, emanating, emanates-transitive and intransitive use
to come or send forth, as from a source (light that emanated from a lamp; a stove that emanated a steady heat); stem; emit
emanative-adjective
emanation-noun
the act or an instance of emanating; something that issues from a source; an emission
Chemistry--any of several radioactive gases that are isotopes of radon and are products of radioactive decay
emanational-adjective

embed, (or, imbed) embedded, embedding, embeds-verbs
transitive use-to set or fix firmly in a surrounding mass (the knife was embedded in the wood; embed a post in concrete; fossils embedded in shale)-
intransitive use-to become embedded (the harpoon struck but did not embed) 
embedment-noun

embryo-noun
the human organism in the first three months after conception; thereafter called a fetus; an animal in the earliest stages of its development in the uterus; a rudimentary or beginning stage; botany – the minute, rudimentary plant contained within a seed, the division of which, follows predefined mathematical patterns
    Embryos exhibit definite mathematical structure through development.

emerge-intransitive verb
to come forth into view; to become visible, apparent, or known
emergence-noun
emergent-adjective
coming into view, existence, or notice: emergent spring shoots; an emergent political leader; emerging (emergent nations; rising above a surrounding medium, especially a fluid; demanding prompt action; urgent; occurring as a consequence); resultant

emeritus-adjective
retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement

emit-transitive verb
to send out; give forth
emission-noun
something emitted

emotion-noun
from 'emouvoir' – 'to stir up', 'to move' 
the affective aspect of consciousness; feeling, a state of feeling; a reaction (as pleasurable excitement, anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling and physiologically involving changes that prepare the body for immediate vigorous action 
synonym-feeling

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