What is Component?

Component definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a constituent part; element; ingredient.
a part of a mechanical or electrical system: hi-fi components.
Physics. the projection of a vector quantity, as force or velocity, along an axis.
Physical Chemistry. one of the set of the minimum number of chemical constituents by which every phase of a given system can be described.
Mathematics. a connected subset of a set, not contained in any other connected subset of the set. a coordinate of a vector.

Linguistics. one of the major subdivisions of a generative grammar: base component; transformational component; semantic component; phonological component.Compare level(def 16). a feature determined by componential analysis.

being or serving as an element (in something larger); composing; constituent: the component parts of a computer system.