- Any of the electrical components that are a part of a circuit. These may include resistors, capacitors, transistors, generators, electron tubes, and so on. Each component has terminals which allow it to be connected to the conducting path. Also called electrical component, electric element, electric component (1), element (2), circuit component, circuit element, or component (2).
- synonymelectric component
- synonymelectric element
- synonymelectrical component
- In an electromagnetic wave, the electric constituent. It is perpendicular to the magnetic component. Also called electrostatic component.