Building-block meaning

A basic element or part of something.

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.

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A block used as a building material, especially a cinder block.
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A small wooden or plastic cube used as a building toy.
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A fundamental element, fact, idea, etc. upon which something is built, developed, maintained, etc.
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A component that is part of a larger construction.

Words are the building blocks of a language.

Cells are the building blocks of life.

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A block made of wood or plastic that is used as a children's toy.
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