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Synonyms

part

noun

one of the pieces, sections, aspects etc that something consists of

unit

noun

an individual thing that is part of something larger

section

noun

a part of an object

piece

noun

a part that you fit together with other parts to make something

segment

noun

a separate part of anything

portion

noun

a part of anything

bit

noun

Britishinformal a part of something

detail

noun

a small part of something such as a painting or photograph, especially when shown separately from the rest of it

subdivision

noun

one small part of something that has already been divided into several larger parts

substructure

noun

a structure or an organization that forms the most basic part of something

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area

noun

a part of a building, space etc used for a particular purpose

area

noun

a place on the surface of something such as a part of your body

the bulk of something

the majority or largest part of something

cell

noun

an individual unit inside a structure consisting of many similar units

companion

noun

one of a pair or group of things that are related or can be used together

continuation

noun

something that is joined to something else so that it forms part of it

fitting

noun

a small part that you connect to something

fragment

noun

a small part of something larger

mate

noun

an object that belongs with another and forms a pair with it

neck

noun

a long narrow part of something such as a bottle or a musical instrument

part

noun

one of the members of a group of people or things that together form a single unit

remnant

noun

a small remaining part of something

singleton

noun

a single object of a type that sometimes comes in pairs or groups

subsection

noun

one small part of a section of something

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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