Search and compare thousands of words and phrases in British Sign Language (BSL). The largest collection online.
How to sign: an abstract part of something
"jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a s;
How to sign: anything that contributes causally to a result
"a number of factors determined the outcome";
How to sign: (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
"genes were formerly called factors";
Within this category: allele, dominant gene, genetic marker, homeotic gene, lethal gene, linkage group, modifier, mutant gene, nonallele, oncogene, operator gene, polygene, proto-oncogene, recessive gene, regulatory gene, repressor gene, structural gene, suppressor, X-linked gene, Y-linked gene