Definition of Constitutive

1. Adjective. Constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup).

Exact synonyms: Constituent, Constitutional, Organic
Similar to: Essential
Derivative terms: Constitute



Definition of Constitutive

1. a. Tending or assisting to constitute or compose; elemental; essential.

Definition of Constitutive

1. Adjective. having the power or authority to constitute, establish or enact something ¹

2. Adjective. having the power or authority to appoint someone to office ¹

3. Adjective. that makes something what it is; essential ¹

4. Adjective. that forms a constituent part of something else ¹

5. Adjective. (biochemistry) (''of an enzyme'') that is continuously produced at a constant rate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Constitutive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Constitutive

1. Constantly present, whether there is demand or not. Thus some enzymes are constitutively produced, whereas others are inducible. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Constitutive

constitutionalist
constitutionalists
constitutionality
constitutionalization
constitutionalizations
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constitutionalized
constitutionalizes
constitutionalizing
constitutionally
constitutionals
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constitutionist
constitutionists
constitutions
constitutive (current term)
constitutive(a)
constitutive ablation
constitutive ablations
constitutive enzyme
constitutive gene
constitutive heterochromatin
constitutive mutant
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constitutiveness
constness
constr.
constrain
constrainable
constrained

Literary usage of Constitutive

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1. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"For themselves, the members of the constitutive authority, the great majority, cannot, in point of physical possibility, find time for the performance of ..."

2. The Elements of Psychology: A Text-book by David Jayne Hill (1888)
"constitutive KNOWLEDGE. DEFINITION AND DIVISION OF constitutive KNOWLEDGE. constitutive knowledge 1s the knowledge that is acquired by an examination of ..."

3. Jurisprudence, Or, The Theory of the Law by John William Salmond (1907)
"The Sources of Law as constitutive and Abrogative. ... We must possess instru-. ments of abrogative, and not merely instruments of constitutive power. ..."

4. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1908)
"... Marmion, and Chamberlayne—The constitutive difference of the two styles— Dangers of enjambment—Note on the two couplets. THAT Milton is the greatest ..."

5. A Treatise on the Principles of Chemistry by Matthew Moncrieff Pattison Muir (1889)
"... but many properties, including most chemical properties, are constitutive, ie they depend not only on the number of the parts but also on their nature ..."

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