Elemental vs Congenital - What's the difference?

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Elemental is a related term of congenital.


As adjectives the difference between elemental and congenital

is that elemental is (chemistry) of, relating to, or being an element (as opposed to a compound) while congenital is congenital: originating before birth and continuing or progressing thereafter.

As a noun elemental

is (fantasy) a creature (usually a spirit) that is attuned with, or composed of, one of the classical elements: air, earth, fire and water they sometimes have unique proper names and sometimes are referred to as air, earth, fire, or water.

elemental

English

Adjective

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  • (chemistry) of, relating to, or being an element (as opposed to a compound)
  • basic, fundamental or elementary
  • of the ancient supposed elements of earth, air, fire and water
  • (by extension) of, or relating to a force or nature, especially to severe atmospheric conditions
  • Noun

    (elementals) (en noun)
  • (fantasy) A creature (usually a spirit) that is attuned with, or composed of, one of the classical elements: air, earth, fire and water. They sometimes have unique proper names and sometimes are referred to as Air, Earth, Fire, or Water.
  • congenital

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of a trait) Present since birth.