Difference between Component and Part

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Difference between Component and Part

As nouns the difference between part and component is that part is a fraction of a whole; a portion while a component is a smaller, self-contained part of a larger entity often refers to a manufactured object that is part of a larger device.

As adjectives the difference between part and component is that part is fractional; partial while the component is making up a larger whole; as a component word.

A component normally refers to an item which is complete in itself but also is part of something larger and more complex. It is most often used when speaking of mechanical or electrical systems, or anything that can be taken apart into different and whole pieces and put back together. A wheel is itself a complete item, but it is also a component of a car.

A part is a portion which is something not normally whole in itself. It is taken as a whole. If I had a loaf of bread and I gave you some of it, you would not have a loaf of bread. You would have a portion of a loaf of bread. You would also not have a component of a loaf of bread. Part is very general. It can refer to either component, portions, fractions, or even attributes.

Describing more, A part is any amount of a thing that is less than the whole thing. A component is a distinct part of a more complex entity. Thus a pc consists of components.


Difference between Part vs Component

Component vs Part

Differences between Part vs Component

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