American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- 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.
- n. a block of material used in construction work
- n. a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
“Dioxin, along with pesticides, insecticides, and plasticizers such as bisphenol A, or BPA, a plastics building block used in everything from safety helmets, dental sealants, and eyeglass lenses to everyday food packaging, are what are also known as endocrine disruptors, a group of environmental contaminants that can affect our immune system and our resistance to disease in another particularly insidious way—and in particularly small doses—by disrupting our bodies’ natural hormonal signals.”
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Multiword expressions frequently used in EU context. Many of them have a specific EU-meaning, some of them are topical in 2012 also outside the EU but have a relevance in EU politics. People workin...
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includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Towards a European banking union and common economic policy. Terms still warm and crispy from the corridors of legislation (summer 2012).
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An extract from the "Zold Tolmacs" project, a HU-EN environmental dictionary compiled by Robert Gulyas in 2000.
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