Definitions for constituent

Definitions for (noun) constituent

Main entry: component, element, constituent

Definition: 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

Usage: spare components for cars; a component or constituent element of a system

Main entry: ingredient, constituent, component, element, factor

Definition: an abstract part of something

Usage: 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

Main entry: constituent, grammatical constituent

Definition: (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction

Main entry: constituent

Definition: a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes

Usage: needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected

Main entry: part, portion, constituent, component, component part

Definition: something determined in relation to something that includes it

Usage: 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

Definitions for (adj) constituent

Main entry: organic, constituent, constitutional, constitutive

Definition: constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

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