Definition of Constituent

1. Noun. An artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system. "A component or constituent element of a system"

2. Adjective. Constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup).
Exact synonyms: Constitutional, Constitutive, Organic
Similar to: Essential
Derivative terms: Constitute

3. Noun. A member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes. "Needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected"
Group relationships: Constituency
Generic synonyms: Elector, Voter

4. Noun. Something determined in relation to something that includes it. "The animal constituent of plankton"

5. Noun. (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction.
Exact synonyms: Grammatical Constituent
Category relationships: Grammar
Group relationships: Sentence
Specialized synonyms: Subject, Object, Ablative Absolute, Immediate Constituent, Construction, Expression, Grammatical Construction, Misconstruction, Term
Generic synonyms: Syntagm, Syntagma

6. Noun. An abstract part of something. "Humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
Exact synonyms: Component, Element, Factor, Ingredient
Specialized synonyms: Be All And End All, Be-all And End-all, Plot Element, Point
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Derivative terms: Compose, Factorize

Definition of Constituent

1. a. Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component.

2. n. The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.

Definition of Constituent

1. Adjective. being a part, or component of a whole ¹

2. Adjective. authorized to make a constitution ¹

3. Noun. a part, or component of a whole ¹

4. Noun. a resident of a place represented by an elected official ¹

5. Noun. (grammar) a functional element of a phrase or clause ¹

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Definition of Constituent

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Constituent

constituative promoter
constituent (current term)
constituent countries
constituent country
constituent enzyme

Literary usage of Constituent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1896)
"... or more strictly the pustule-producing, constituent of croton oil is a long out-standing problem in chemical pharmacology. Many attempts have been made ..."

2. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1913)
"constituent Minerals. — The calculation of constituent minerals should always be ... It is possible to attain tlis end if it is known that one constituent, ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"His experiments did not, however, take into account the nature of the biliary constituent which excites the inflammatory and other changes, neither did they ..."

4. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"8343; and may occupy the streets of a city, if the constituent companies had the power ... The title to lands conveyed to a constituent company vests in the ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1904)
"1791-3] After the constituent Assembly constituent Assembly were sufficiently grave. ... We have dwelt at length upon the measures taken by the constituent ..."

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