What does Constituent mean?

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kənˈstɪtʃ u əntCon·stituent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. constituent, grammatical constituent(noun)

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

  5. 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"

  6. constituent(a), constitutional, constitutive(a), organic(adj)

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


  1. constituent(Noun)

    a part, or component of a whole

  2. constituent(Noun)

    a resident of a place represented by an elected official

  3. constituent(Noun)

    a functional element of a phrase or clause

  4. constituent(Adjective)

    being a part, or component of a whole

  5. constituent(Adjective)

    authorized to make a constitution

  6. Origin: From constituens, present participle of constituo, from com- + statuo; see statute or statue, and compare institute and restitute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constituent(adj)

    serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component

  2. Constituent(adj)

    having the power of electing or appointing

  3. Constituent(noun)

    the person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs

  4. Constituent(noun)

    that which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element

  5. Constituent(noun)

    one for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; -- correlative to representative

  6. Constituent(noun)

    a person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact

  7. Origin: [L. constituens, -entis, p. pr. See Constitute.]


  1. Constituent

    In syntactic analysis, a constituent is a word or a group of words that functions as a single unit within a hierarchical structure. The analysis of constituent structure is associated mainly with phrase structure grammars, although dependency grammars also allow sentence structure to be broken down into constituent parts. The constituent structure of sentences is identified using constituency tests. These tests manipulate some portion of a sentence and based on the result, clues are delivered about the immediate constituent structure of the sentence.

Editors Contribution

  1. constituent

    A member of a constituency.

    Constituents are a vital voice within society.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Constituent' in Nouns Frequency: #2061

How to pronounce Constituent?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constituent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constituent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Constituent in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Sept "c" s qui constituent votre personnage, à mon humble avis, sont: la confiance, la compassion, le courage, la clarté, le calme, la cohérence et la commitment (l'engagement.) - Deo

  2. Emma Leach:

    It's like a modern-day constituent letter, they're tweeting at their president, they're voicing their opinion, and they're more politically involved.

  3. Socrates Lazaridis:

    Of the 25 constituent stocks on the FTSE large cap index, 20 are trading positively. Only the banks are moving negatively.

  4. Oscar Perez:

    We are fully sure of what we are doing and if we must give up our lives, we will hand them over to the people, if this constituent assembly takes place, there will be no Venezuela.

  5. Anna Eshoo:

    It was dated July 30 and my office made sure that that letter was hand-delivered the same day, i think that my constituent all along had a tug of war going on inside of her, understanding what privacy brought to her, but also the risks of moving over into the public square.

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