building block love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A block used as a building material, especially a cinder block.
  • n. A small wooden or plastic cube used as a building toy.
  • n. A basic element or part of something: Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A component that is part of a larger construction.
  • n. A block made of wood or plastic that is used as a children's toy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a block of material used in construction work
  • n. a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else

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