Meaning of ingredient

in•gre•di•ent

Pronunciation: (in-grē'dē-unt), [key]
— n.
  1. something that enters as an element into a mixture: Flour, eggs, and sugar are the main ingredients in the cake.
  2. a constituent element of anything; component: the ingredients of political success.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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