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part

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component

an item (e.g. a clutch) which is used in the assembly of a final product (e.g. a car). See PARTS FAMILY CODING AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM, ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT, REPLACEMENT PART, AFTER-SALES CARE.
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We have parted company this long time; all three have left the service.
Pickup and I parted company unexpectedly, on compulsion.
Then Robin kissed the three upon the cheeks, and they kissed him, and so they parted company.
I had nearly lost my liberty and even my life, I had lost my ship, a money-belt full of gold, I had lost my companions, had parted from my friend; my occupation, my only link with life, my touch with the sea, my cap and jacket were gone - but a small penknife and a latchkey had never parted company with me.
PORTADOWN parted company with boss Niall Currie (above right) after Saturday's goalless draw against H&W Welders at Shamrock Park.
ROSS JACK joined the list of out-of-work Scottish gaffers last night when he parted company with Elgin.