HyperDic: building_block

English > 2 senses of the expression building block:
NOUNobjectbuilding block, unita single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
artifactbuilding blocka block of material used in construction work
English > building block: 2 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else.
Synonymunit
Partspart, pieceA portion of a natural object
Narrowerchain, chemical chain(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
couple(physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
group, radical, chemical group(chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
molecule(physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
unit cellThe smallest group of atoms or molecules whose repetition at regular intervals in three dimensions produces the lattices of a crystal
BroaderthingA separate and self-contained entity
Spanishunidad
Catalanunitat
English > building block: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA block of material used in construction work.
NarrowerashlarA rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes
cinder block, clinker block, breeze blockA light concrete building block made with cinder aggregate
keystone, key, headstoneThe central building block at the top of an arch or vault
voussoirwedge-shaped stone building block used in constructing an arch or vault
Broaderbuilding materialmaterial used for constructing buildings
Spanishbloque de construcción

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