n 1: a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group
of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he
noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several
items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the
agenda was taken up first" [syn: point
2: a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list
or collection; "they reduced the price on many items"
3: a small part that can be considered separately from the
whole; "it was perfect in all details" [syn: detail
4: an isolated fact that is considered separately from the
whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of
information" [syn: detail
5: an individual instance of a type of symbol; "the word`error'
contains three tokens of `r'" [syn: token
adv : (used when listing or enumerating items) also; "a length of
chain, item a hook"-Philip Guedalla