the analysis of a set of related linguistic items, especially word meanings, into combinations of features in terms of which each item may be compared with every other, as in the analysis of man into the semantic features “male,” “mature,” and “human,” woman into “female,” “mature,” and “human,” girl into “female,” “immature,” and “human,” and bull into “male,” “mature,” and “bovine.”.
in linguistics, the analysis of aspects of language into contrastive components or distinctive features
- Component integration laboratories
project (CIL) An effort to create a common framework for interoperability between application programs on desktop platforms, formed by Apple Computer, Inc., IBM, Novell, Oracle, Taligent, WordPerfect and Xerox. [When? What happened?] (1994-10-24)
- Component object model
programming (COM) An open software architecture from DEC and Microsoft, allowing interoperation between ObjectBroker and OLE. Microsoft evolved COM into DCOM. On page XV of Box’s book in the foreword by Charlie Kindel he says, “It is Mark Ryland’s fault that some people call COM the ‘Common Object Model.’ He deeply regrets it and apologizes […]
- Component of complement
component of complement com·po·nent of complement (kəm-pō’nənt) n. Any one of the nine distinct protein units (designated C1 through C9) that are responsible for the immunological activities associated with complement.
[kuh m-poh-nuh n-tree] /kəmˈpoʊ nən tri/ noun 1. the of a machine, vehicle, stereo system, etc. n. 1956, from component + -ry.