- building block
- `building ,block noun count1. ) one of a set of solid pieces of wood or plastic that young children play with2. ) usually plural one of the basic parts from which something is made and without which it cannot exist:Laws are the building blocks of an orderly society.
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building block — building .block n 1.) a block of wood or plastic for young children to build things with 2.) building blocks [plural] the pieces or parts which together make it possible for something big or important to exist ▪ Amino acids are the building… … Dictionary of contemporary English
building block — building blocks N COUNT: usu with supp If you describe something as a building block of something, you mean it is one of the separate parts that combine to make that thing. ...molecules that are the building blocks of all life on earth … English dictionary
building block — UK US noun [C] ► something that is necessary for making or developing another thing: »People and principles are the building blocks of all successful companies … Financial and business terms
Building Block — Article principal : Blackboard. Un Building Block est un module applicatif intégré à la plateforme pédagogique Blackboard afin d étendre ses fonctionnalités. Sommaire 1 Définition étendue 2 Fonctions 3 Aspects techniques … Wikipédia en Français
building block — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms building block : singular building block plural building blocks 1) one of a set of solid pieces of wood or plastic that young children play with 2) [usually plural] one of the basic parts that something is made … English dictionary
building block — konstrukcinis blokas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. building block vok. Baueinheit, f rus. конструктивный блок, m pranc. bloc de construction, m … Automatikos terminų žodynas
building block — noun 1. a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else units of nucleic acids • Syn: ↑unit • Derivationally related forms: ↑unitize (for: ↑unit) • Hypernyms … Useful english dictionary
building block — build′ing block n. 1) bui block 2), block 3) 2) cvb a basic element or component: the building blocks of proteins[/ex] • Etymology: 1840–50 … From formal English to slang
building block — noun (C) 1 a block of wood or plastic for young children to build things with 2 building blocks (plural) the pieces or parts which together make it possible for something big or important to exist: Amino acids are the fundamental building blocks… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
building block — 1. block (def. 2). 2. one of a set of cube shaped blocks used by children to make simple constructions. 3. a basic element or component: the building blocks of proteins. [1840 50] * * * … Universalium