Definitions for constituentkənˈstɪtʃ u ənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•stit•u•ent*kənˈstɪtʃ u ənt(adj.)
serving to make up a thing; component:
the constituent parts of a motor.
having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law, as distinguished from lawmaking power:
a constituent assembly.
(n.)a constituent element, material, etc.; component.
a person who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf, as a voter in a district represented by an elected official.
a linguistic element considered as part of a construction.
Ref: Compare immediate constituent , ultimate constituent.
* Syn: See element.
Origin of constituent:
1615–25; < L constituent-, s. of constituēns, prp. of constituere to set up, found, constitute =con-con - +-stituere, comb. form of statuere to set up. See statute
component, constituent, element(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"
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"
part, portion, component part, component, 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, grammatical constituent(noun)
(grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient(adj)
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(a), constitutional, constitutive(a), organic(adj)
constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
constituent(noun)ənˈstɪtʃ u ənt
sb who votes in a particular area
the Senator's loyal constituents
constituentənˈstɪtʃ u ənt
one of the parts that form sth
a major constituent of some bio fuels
a part, or component of a whole
a resident of a place represented by an elected official
a functional element of a phrase or clause
being a part, or component of a whole
authorized to make a constitution
Origin: From constituens, present participle of constituo, from com- + statuo; see statute or statue, and compare institute and restitute.
serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component
having the power of electing or appointing
the person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs
that which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element
one for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; -- correlative to representative
a person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact
Translations for constituent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a necessary part
Hydrogen is a constituent of water.
- bestanddeel, samestellende deelAfrikaans
- مُكَوِّن، مُقَوِّمArabic
- съставна частBulgarian
- constituintePortuguese (BR)
- podstatná část, základní složkaCzech
- der BestandteilGerman
- αναγκαίο συστατικόGreek
- تشکیل دهنده؛ بخش لازمFarsi
- tärkeä osaFinnish
- élément constitutifFrench
- अवयव, संघटकHindi
- sastavni dioCroatian
- hluti; efnisþátturIcelandic
- elemento costituenteItalian
- sudedamoji dalisLithuanian
- nødvendig bestanddelNorwegian
- تشکیل دهنده؛ بخش لازمPersian
- انتخاب كوونكى: تشكيلوونكى: داساسى قانون جوړوونكى: تركيبوونكىPashto
- (element) componentRomanian
- составная частьRussian
- základná zložkaSlovak
- sastavni deoSerbian
- bileşen, ögeTurkish
- 成分，要素Chinese (Trad.)
- складова частинаUkrainian
- لازمى جزUrdu
- thành phầnVietnamese
- 组分，要素Chinese (Simp.)
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