Meaning – The word element, in the context of computers takes over a lot of meanings, depending on the context.
An element corresponds to any individual part of the network address.
The word element, also corresponds to the component of the OS/390 operating system. Some elements previously existed as separate IBM products, some continue to exist as separate IBM products, and some are available only as part of the OS/390 operating system.
The Element (ELEM) command definition statements are used to define the elements of a mixed list parameter on a command.
Example of usage – “A list parameter is a parameter that accepts multiple values that are passed together as consecutive values pointed to by a single parameter. The values are preceded by a 2-byte binary value that indicates the number of elements defined for the parameter.”