a necessary or typical part of sth
Cost was a key element in our decision.
The story has all the elements of a soap opera.
Customer relations is an important element of the job.
a small amount of a quality or feeling
We need to preserve the element of surprise.
There appears to be an element of truth in his story.
group of people
a group of people who form a part of a larger group or society
党内的温和派 / 激进派
moderate/radical elements within the party
unruly elements in the school
a simple chemical substance that consists of atoms of only one type and cannot be split by chemical means into a simpler substance. Gold, oxygen and carbon are all elements .
one of the four substances: earth, air, fire and water, which people used to believe everything else was made of
the weather, especially bad weather
Are we going to brave the elements and go for a walk?
to be exposed to the elements
the basic principles of a subject that you have to learn first
He taught me the elements of map-reading.
a natural or suitable environment, especially for an animal
Water is a fish's natural element.
the part of a piece of electrical equipment that gives out heat
The kettle needs a new element.
doing what you are good at and enjoy
She's really in her element at parties.
in a situation that you are not used to and that makes you feel uncomfortable