If I have an article of text, figures and tables, is there one word I can use to name a paragraph(s) of text, a figure or table with its caption?
thisword in an article could be text, figure, or table. An article may have multiple thisword.
thisword is intended for an internal use within an IT project. In IT, words component and unit are already used in architecture and testing, so I would prefer to avoid these words if possible, while element may be too generic and overused.
Thesaurus suggests a number of alternatives http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/component?s=t
My current choice is segment, though I'm not sure if this word would not be slightly misleading for native English speakers.