From Academic Kids
The term element can refer to:
- Chemical element — material that consists of atoms with the same number of protons in the nucleus (see also Periodic table).
- Classical element — in ancient times believed to be the realm wherein all matter in the universe existed and whereof all matter consisted. Also used for ritual purposes by the religion of Wicca.
- Five Elements — held by Chinese Taoism to be the basis of the universe.
- Electrical element — any device (such as an inductor, resistor, capacitor, conductor, line, or cathode ray tube) with terminals at which it may be connected directly with other devices. It can also mean an antenna radiator (either parasitic or active). In circuitry, it can be used to specify a portion of an integrated circuit that contributes directly to the IC's operation.
- Element (mathematics) — a member of a set or class.
- Euclid's Elements — a mathematical treatise on geometry by Euclid.
- The Elements (song) — a song by Tom Lehrer about the chemical elements.
- Element Skateboards — a skateboard manufacturer endorsing professional skaters.
- Honda Element — a sport utility vehicle.
The term is also used as terminology in:
- Morse code, where the dot and dash are "elements".
- XML, where an "element" is a particular kind of grammatical fragment of a document.