any of the parts of which sth is made
"jealousy was a component of his character"
"two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"
"the grammatical elements of a sentence"
"a key factor in her success"
"humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"
"I read a portion of the manuscript"
"the smaller component is hard to reach"
"the animal constituent of plankton"
"spare components for cars"
"a component or constituent element of a system"