Associations to the word «Constituent»

Wiktionary

CONSTITUENT, adjective. Being a part, or component of a whole
CONSTITUENT, adjective. Authorized to make a constitution
CONSTITUENT, noun. A part, or component of a whole
CONSTITUENT, noun. The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.
CONSTITUENT, noun. A resident of a place represented by an elected official.
CONSTITUENT, noun. (legal) One who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.
CONSTITUENT, noun. (grammar) A functional element of a phrase or clause.
CONSTITUENT COUNTRIES, noun. Plural of constituent country
CONSTITUENT COUNTRY, noun. An administrative division of the United Kingdom, of which there are three: the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the Principality of Wales (Northern Ireland is a province).

Dictionary definition

CONSTITUENT, 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; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system".
CONSTITUENT, 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".
CONSTITUENT, noun. Something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton".
CONSTITUENT, noun. (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction.
CONSTITUENT, noun. An abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech".
CONSTITUENT, adjective. Constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup).

Wise words

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