What is Element ?
Element is (noun) 1. a basic chemical substance Magnesium is a metallic element. 2. a basic part of something I think we have all the elements of a settlement. 3. a natural environment The vicar is in his element when he’s talking about cricket. 4. a wire which heats in a piece of equipment such as an electric heater or cooker I think the element has burnt out.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level