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Element(s) often refers to the elements of chemistry, each a pure substance of one type of atom, which together make up all the matter in the universe.
The periodic table of elements displays all of the elements and their definining attributes.

Other uses of the word element include the following:

Science, technology, and mathematics[edit]



Other uses in science and technology[edit]


  • Classical elements, ancient beliefs about the fundamental types of matter, expressed in their Aristotelian forms as fire, earth, air, and water
  • Five elements (Japanese philosophy), the basis of the universe according to Japanese philosophy
  • Mahābhūta, the four great elements in Buddhism, five in Hinduism
  • Tattva, an elemental basis of the universe according to Hindu Samkhya philosophy
  • Wu Xing, sometimes translated as five elements, the basis of the universe according to Chinese Taoism

Brands and businesses[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]


  • Element Magazine, a men's lifestyle and fashion magazine published online from Singapore since 2013
  • Elements trilogy, three films written and directed by Deepa Mehta addressing social reform in India





Other uses[edit]

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