Translation of element in Spanish:


elemento, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɛləmənt/ /ˈɛlɪm(ə)nt/


  • 1

    • 1.1(component part)

      elemento masculine
      it may be an element in her decision puede que haya sido un elemento / factor que influyera en su decisión
      • the element of surprise el factor sorpresa
      • All the elements of a good dark comedy are here: a murder, a dysfunctional family, someone in a clown suit and so on - but they should be tweaked further.
      • There are all the elements of dance and theatre combined with the visceral thrill of watching metal meet metal again and again until, finally, metal meets actor.
      • But it was also the subject of prosecutions under orthodox 19th century criminal law, all the elements of which survive.
      • Combining all the elements of this site, this bit of the site is updated frequently - check back often (you never know what you might find).
      • ‘Blood Wedding’ by Frederico Lorca possesses all the elements of a typical Spanish tragedy.
      • This had all the elements of the perfect stunt, and sales soared… except that there really was a car crash - although luckily no one was too badly hurt.
      • His life has all the elements of the American Dream.
      • All the elements of the theatrical cycle of tragedy are there: over-vaulting ambition, blindness to reality, a hard, harsh landing.
      • Here we cannot examine all the elements of the Banking Act of 1944 and the White Paper on Full Employment but some elements were crucial.
      • IIB Bank chief economist Austin Hughes also sees good news in the survey for retailers when all the elements of the survey are taken together.
      • It has far more structured pieces with all the elements of classical music, hard rock, folk, and modern dance all mixed together.
      • They have all the elements of a gripping yarn: good guys, bad guys, double-crossing, starlets, money and power.
      • It's all the elements of national power that are at our disposal.
      • It doesn't cover all the elements of an immigration policy you need.
      • It is argued that if resources, real resources, are made available to implement all the elements of the act, then it could make a real impact.
      • The story of ‘The Odyssey’ has all the elements of a long running Hollywood mini-series.
      • But the panic his paper launched has all the elements of a classic modern health scare.
      • It does have an obligation to understand all the elements of social dislocation but it is only one player in identifying solutions.
      • It has all the elements of tragedy yet avoids being a tragedy.
      • You see all the elements of specifically American self-confidence in Star Trek, too.

    • 1.2(small amount)

      an element of chance/doubt/sarcasm algo de suerte/duda/sarcasmo
      • there's an element of truth in what he says hay algo de verdad en lo que dice

    • 1.3(distinct group of people)

      elemento masculine
      grupo masculine
      lawless/extremist elements in society elementos rebeldes/extremistas de la sociedad
      • There has even been speculation that some rogue elements within the British Army tried to sabotage Stevens' light aircraft last year.
      • I don't rule out that some rogue elements within, say, one unit might misbehave, but that does not make it at all a policy.
      • If so, whether it was official French sources or rogue elements within France who did so also is unclear.
      • Then there are those who say he may be being protected by rogue elements within Pakistan's security forces.
      • He has no doubt elements within British intelligence were involved in the plot that killed 33 people.
      • Instead, the president and key elements within the Republican Party have sought to redefine the debate over foreign aid.
      • Pro-business elements within the Liberal Party have groomed Brogden as a future state leader since his early 20s.
      • They pleaded to other religious leaders to handle correctly the extremist elements within their own religious movements.
      • You're going to have Gore over and over again trying to associate Bush with the rightist right wing elements of his party.
      • Although she did not join any particular party grouping, she generally supported the most right-wing elements within the conservatives.
      • Such benefits aside, however, elements of the church have taken aim at several Fox programs.
      • The issue has divided elements of the United Methodist Church, which sponsors more Scout troops than any other organization.
      • There are also plenty of priests who, themselves, want to see the bad elements within the Church excised.
      • I do not understand why elements of the Christian church have this agenda to destroy people's lives and happiness, but it does not feel like a Christian attitude to me.
      • While some of these criticisms may be true for the most conservative elements of the Church, most of them have been invalid since the Council of Trent.
      • There is an identification of the church of Antioch with those liberal elements present in the contemporaneous Church of England.

    • 1.4elements plural(rudiments)

      the basic elements of self-defense los principios elementales de la defensa personal
      • we have the elements of an agreement/a solution tenemos las bases de un acuerdo/una solución

  • 2

    • 2.1Chemistry

      elemento masculine
      • He called atoms of the second group isotopes, atoms of the same element with different atomic weights.
      • Early in 1999 synthesis of the element with atomic number 114 was reported.
      • He postulated that all the atoms of the same element have the same atomic mass, while the atoms of a different element have a different atomic mass.
      • In 1934 Fermi reported the possibility that the atomic number of the element may be greater than 92.
      • Actinides are the elements above atomic number 89 and are usually radioactive.
      • In such a case, an element's atomic number and atomic mass should be about equal.
      • Because of the different number of elementary particles in the atom the element is an isotope.
      • However, if a proton is added to the hydrogen atom, a new element, helium is created.
      • They are atoms of the same element, so they have the same number of protons and electrons.
      • First, the oxidation state of any atom in an uncombined element is equal to zero.
      • The nucleus of the lightest element, hydrogen, consists of a single proton.
      • Why are there usually more neutrons than protons in a heavy element?
      • Whatever the element, the atoms are made of electrons, neutrons, and protons.
      • If you have looked at a periodic table you may have noticed that the atomic mass of an element is rarely an even number.
      • The decay of neutrons into protons is essential for the existence of the element hydrogen, whose nucleus is a single proton.
      • Through their studies of radioactive elements, they discovered nuclear fission.
      • They are most active in unstable elements of high atomic mass.
      • Some of the complex nuclei then either spit out or absorb the odd proton, making nuclei of other elements.
      • The way you infer that a star is old is by measuring the amount of heavy elements in the star.
      • The samples are of particular interest to geologists because they contain large amounts of the element, osmium (Os).

    • 2.2(earth, air, fire, water)

      elemento masculine
      the four elements los cuatro elementos
      • It was a story he recognised could only be told in terms of the four fundamental elements: earth, air, fire, water.
      • She controlled the four master elements: Fire, Water, Earth and Air.
      • I believe that there are four elements: earth, fire, water, and air.
      • It also shows the relative contributions of the four major elements (water, earth, air and fire).
      • The one thing that is true, and which you have obviously understood, is that each of the sun signs belongs to a particular element - fire, earth, air or water.
      • Everything was made up of the four elements of earth, water, fire and air, and their linked qualities of cold, wet, hot and dry.
      • The elements of earth, water, air and fire would predominate in the respective masses, making them identifiable as such.
      • To our ancestors, the ancient elements of earth, air, fire and water had profound significance.
      • As for us and our world, it consisted of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water.
      • Alchemists believed that matter was made up of a mixture of Aristotle's elements: fire, earth, water and air.
      • The most amazing thing about Smartville is that it's built in the shape of a cross, with each wing named after one of the four elements - air, earth, fire, water.
      • These classes will be structured thematically around the four elements of earth, air, fire and water.
      • In the old world they used to talk about the four elements: earth, air, fire and water.
      • As a very rough guide, it is often true that people with suns in the same element (earth, water, air, fire) tend to get along more easily.
      • Hippocrates believed that the essence of matter was found in the four primary elements: Fire, Water, Air and Earth.
      • Densely rendered layers of pastel, mud and paint are applied to surfaces with images referencing the elements of fire, water, air and earth.
      • Within the ether all the other four gross elements are present (earth, water, fire and air) in a subtle form.
      • These numbered cards represent the elements of earth, air, fire and water, and usually deal with specific issues and courses of action.
      • She looked like she was bending the elements: fire, water, earth, and air.
      • In healing I focus the energy using the elements: fire water, air and earth.

  • 3literary elements plural

    the elements los elementos
    • In the first part of the second half both sides had to defy the elements of wind and rain storms.
    • Life is still much the same: a constant battle against the elements, as wind and sleeting rain batter the coal-mining land to black slush and mud.
    • Palmer and his associates struggle through the elements wrapped in heavy furs, their breath freezing in the air.
    • I want to go out and brave the elements, feel the wind, rain, snow, sun, whatever's out there.
    • The cages, measuring two meters by two meters, were open to the elements, letting in rain and giving no protection against the hot sun.
    • It lacks shelter, though, so the five-hour walk across it can be a battle against the elements in poor weather.
    • Congratulations to all the runners who braved the harsh elements rain, wind and cold running the Helphire Bath Half Marathon on Sunday, March 14.
    • One thing that Stearns can't control is the elements, namely the wind.
    • In the traditional theatre the space of separation should be open to the elements such as the wind and sunlight.
    • He then leaves the figures outside to be dried by the sun and wind, allowing the elements to intervene unpredictably in the artistic process.
    • He is a fallen angel who can control the elements, mainly wind and ice.
    • High on the chalk Downs there was no escape from the elements and within seconds ladies wearing light Summer clothing were thoroughly soaked.
    • A woman walked resolutely through the elements, hunched within her worn, sopping cloak.
    • In the meantime, they remain at the mercy of the elements, and on rainy days, their business suffers.
    • Despite the rain and wind a good number of people braved the elements and supported the sale.
    • During this time, he has learnt to respect the elements, and try to make them work in his favour.
    • The overlay is resistant to exposure to the elements, including high temperatures and freeze/thaw conditions.
    • Tom Crean's story, a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antartica is brought to life in this dramatic solo performance.
    • Once more, the elements played a significant factor in this game, with Kerry again playing into the strong wind in the opening half.
    • The bloom's beauty and discreet fragrance were highly regarded, as were its protective qualities against the elements.
  • 4

    (preferred environment)
    elemento masculine
    politics/the outdoors is her natural element la política/la vida al aire libre es lo suyo / es su elemento
    • Larkham was in his element in his country's victory over Romania as he constantly probed for breaks against a brittle defence.
    • I do believe he was in his element last night as a country singer, but his performance just really annoyed me.
    • He used to sit in the pub in Greek Street, next to our office, surrounded by admirers, and he was in his element.
    • Feisty and fizzing with energy, the 40 year-old multi-millionaire was in his element, playing the fool for a BBC film crew following his every move.
    • ‘There were 200 people around him and a helicopter overhead, and we felt he was in his element,’ he said.
    • The dynamic lass is in her element working at the airport as part of her third year of a four-year engineering apprenticeship with Stockport Engineering Training Centre.
    • As a self confessed car nut I was in my element examining pictures of Formula 1 cars and drivers, rally cars, scale models, trucks and bikes.
    • The man couldn't be offensive even if he tried and once the conversation centred around greyhounds and horses the genial Caseyville man was in his element.
    • And he was in his element in the amusements, gambling away his pocket money on the slot machines and cascades.
    • During the initial question time, Worth was in his element.
    • After the storm, the quiet man was in his element.
    • She was in her element and it quickly became apparent she had abilities that were invaluable in pressing for improvements for the people.
    • Ryan was in his element, making yards with his low driving style, and with the rest of the pack adding their contributions further scores were bound to come.
    • Even so, Mr Galloway was in his element, playing the role he relishes the most: the little guy squaring up for a fight with the establishment.
    • According to the publican, the pub business was a highly lucrative trade at that time and Chris was in his element behind his popular bar.
    • But once Jeanette took to the open road, she was in her element.
    • The latter was one of her best pictures, and she was in her element as a fastidious, slightly cruel and watchful woman, trying to keep control of life.
    • Any place where politics were discussed, Gerald was in his element.
    • And when it came to the children themselves, she was in her element.
    • And as such I was in my element at this big screen version of the 70s crime buster series.
  • 5

    (of kettle, heater)
    resistencia feminine
    elemento masculine Southern Cone
    • An electric-resistance water heater has electric heating elements submerged in a storage tank.
    • The spokesman said preliminary investigations showed that overheated wires in a heater element, and an overloaded thermostat, may have been the cause.
    • They can - and will need to be - repaired over and over, mostly replacing the wire heating element and thermostat.
    • The local heaters pass the air over a resistive heating element to heat the air.
    • The heating element includes heating segments connected together in an electric circuit.
    • The plate is placed on a large, flat ceramic bed that has integral electric heating elements.
    • There are many electrical resistance alloys used for resistance heating elements.
    • Heating elements open and close by activating the electrical foot switch.
    • Cold water travels through a pipe into the unit, and either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water only when needed.
    • Using a damp cloth and plastic scouring pad, wipe the inside of the oven cavity and heating elements removing any food residue or grease.
    • Spray 3 to 4 squirts of water on floor or sides of oven, taking care not to spray near heating element or lightbulb, then quickly close door.
    • The recovered wings all show twin pneumatic lines as well as electric lines for the heater element going out to the pilot tube.
    • It your water heater has an electrical element, electrically disconnect the heater before you drain it.
    • The heating element had a significant amount of white hard water deposits built up on it.
  • 6elements plural

    the elements las especies eucarísticas / sacramentales
    • Both the consecrated elements and the church simply are the body of Christ.
    • The non-divine, but human-made Eucharistic elements of bread and wine can affect only the material body.
    • It is a sacred meal in which the minister consecrates the elements by asking God to set them apart from their normal and common uses.
    • Spreading the gifts they bring on the table, the deacon leads their acclamations and distributes the consecrated elements.
    • This spiritual authority is often signified by the bodily gestures of the priest while he or she is consecrating the elements while presiding at the Eucharist.