component-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a constituent, ingredient, element or factor of a larger whole

Commentary: COMPONENT[+relation][+part][+element][+ingredient/+factor/+constituent]

They manufacture electronics components.
Jealousy was a component of his character.
Timing will be a key component to the success of this negotiation.
Two basic components of human languages are phonemes and morphemes.
This diagram shows the components of the fixed rigging on a sailboat.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: any one of a set of vector terms added to give a vector sum

Commentary: COMPONENT[+quantity][+vector][+magnitude/+direction] [+relation][+portion][+sum][+determined][+vector]
NOTE: a specialized usage: mathematics/physics

Each part of a two-dimensional vector is known as a 'component'.
The components of a vector depict the influence of that vector in a given direction.
Fido's leash being pulled by Mary has two components, an upward and a rightward component.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)