Uniquely identifiable input, part, piece, assembly or subassembly, system or subsystem, that (1) is required to complete or finish an activity, item, or job, (2) performs a distinctive and necessary function in the operation of a system, or (3) is intended to be included as a part of a finished, packaged, and labeled item. Components are usually removable in one piece and are considered indivisible for a particular purpose or use. Commonly, items of very small or insignificant cost are not considered components.

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  • Upon purchasing the small building block toy set, Patsy spread out all the component and made sure each piece was present before beginning to build the toy.

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  • A computer has many components to make up the whole but the most important part is the Central Processing Unit, or CPU which is where the brains of the machine is.

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  • There was an individual component my friend was leaving out of the equation in his analysis that I was quick to point out.

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