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What is a Component?

Published on January 20, 2021 · Updated on January 20, 2021
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By Lyn Muldrow
Senior Developer Educator
What is a Component?

A software component is a web service, software package, or module that contains a set of interrelated functions. Components are typically used in front-end frameworks like React and Svelte.

In component-based software engineering, components are used to separate different functions within an application, upholding the separation of concerns and reusability approach of this form of engineering.

To learn more about components, follow our tutorial to implement a component in a React project, How to Implement a Modal Component in React.

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