Building block, atau building-block

1.        The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, (2002), terbitan Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Menurut kamus ini, istilah tersebut seharusnya ditulis lengkap dengan menyisipkan tanda penghubung -. Jadi, building-blocks.

 

Kolom 2 halaman 303: building-block (bentuk singular dari building blocks)= (a) block n. 4b= any bulky or massive matter; a large amount or body of anything treated as a whole (definisi block di hal. 249); (b) one of the temporary supports for a ship’s keel while the ship is being built;

 

Jadi, kata “support” di (b) di atas berarti “penyangga.”

 

2.      Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language (1996), susunan David Yates, terbitan Gramercy Books, Random House Value Publishing, Inc., New York.

 

Halaman 274: building block= 1. block def. 2 (a hollow masonry building unit); 2. one of a set of cube-shaped blocks used by children to make simple constructions; 3. a basic element or component: the building blocks of proteins ….

 

Jadi, “building block” berarti “unsur atau komponen dasar.

 

3.             Strategic Brand Management, 2nd edition, (2003), susunan Kevin Lane Keller, terbitan Pearson Education Ltd: New Jersey

 

Teliti alinea terakhir halaman 75 yang berjudul: Brand Building Blocks … six “brand building blocks….”  

 

4.      Di Internet, Google, Yahoo! dll menawarkan definisi dan arti “building block.”

 

Contoh: cells: building blocks of life