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major element

noun, Geology
any chemical found in great quantity in the rocks of the earth's crust.
Compare minor element (def 1). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Flavour guides feeding behaviour, and is a major element of emotional and aesthetic life.
  • It illuminates a major element of his thought process.
  • We're gaining a much better understanding of what works in education, and early childhood education is a major element of that.
  • Budgeting is a major element of financial data activity.
  • Nutrition is a major element of life and plays a vital role in growth and development.
  • major element chemistry of rocks and minerals by electron microprobe.

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