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con·stit·u·ent

 (kən-stĭch′o͞o-ənt)
adj.
1. Serving as part of a whole; component: a constituent element.
2. Empowered to elect or designate.
3. Authorized to make or amend a constitution: a constituent assembly.
n.
1. A constituent part; a component. See Synonyms at element.
2. A resident of a district or member of a group represented by an elected official.
3. One that authorizes another to act as a representative; a client.
4. A structural unit, such as a verb, noun phrase, or clause, in a grammatical construction.

[Latin cōnstituēns, cōnstituent-, present participle of cōnstituere, to set up; see constitute. N., from French, from Latin cōnstituēns, from present participle of cōnstituere.]

con·stit′u·ent·ly adv.

constituent

(kənˈstɪtjʊənt)
adj (prenominal)
1. forming part of a whole; component
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government (esp in the phrases constituent assembly, constituent power)
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare electing or having the power to elect
n
4. a component part; ingredient
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a resident of a constituency, esp one entitled to vote
6. (Law) chiefly law a person who appoints another to act for him, as by power of attorney
7. (Grammar) linguistics a word, phrase, or clause forming a part of a larger construction. Compare immediate constituent, ultimate constituent
[C17: from Latin constituēns setting up, from constituere to establish, constitute]
conˈstituently adv

con•stit•u•ent

(kənˈstɪtʃ u ənt)

adj.
1. serving to make up a thing; component: the constituent parts of a motor.
2. having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law, as distinguished from lawmaking power: a constituent assembly.
n.
3. a constituent element, material, etc.; component.
4. a person who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf, as a voter in a district represented by an elected official.
5. a linguistic element considered as part of a construction. Compare immediate constituent, ultimate constituent.
[1615–25; < Latin constituent-, s. of constituēns, present participle of constituere to set up, found, constitute =con- con- + -stituere, comb. form of statuere to set up. See statute]
con•stit′u•ent•ly, adv.
syn: See element.

constituent

Any of the residents represented by a particular elected legislator.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constituent - 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"
accessory, add-on, appurtenance, supplement - a supplementary component that improves capability
addition, add-on, improver - a component that is added to something to improve it; "the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"; "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"
audio - the sound elements of television
auto part, car part - a component of an automobile; "his business is auto parts"
crystal - a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
computer hardware, hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
heating element - the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat
ingredient - a component of a mixture or compound
input - a component of production; something that goes into the production of output
landside - component consisting of a side piece opposite the moldboard
making - (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something; "the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake"
module - a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
pel, picture element, pixel - (computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot); "the greater the number of pixels per inch the greater the resolution"
retrofit - a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured
spare, spare part - an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
spark gap - a component of an ignition system; consists of two shaped electrodes and the space between them
2.constituent - 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"
constituency - the body of voters who elect a representative for their area
elector, voter - a citizen who has a legal right to vote
3.constituent - something determined in relation to something that includes itconstituent - 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"
substance - the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes"
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
language unit, linguistic unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
item, point - a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
butt - the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
meronymy, part to whole relation - the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole
basis, base - the most important or necessary part of something; "the basis of this drink is orange juice"
detail, item, particular - a small part that can be considered separately from the whole; "it was perfect in all details"
unit - an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole; "the reduced the number of units and installations"; "the word is a basic linguistic unit"
member - anything that belongs to a set or class; "snakes are members of the class Reptilia"; "members of the opposite sex"
remainder, residual, residuum, rest, residue, balance - something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
subpart - a part of a part
4.constituent - (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
subject - (grammar) one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the grammatical constituent about which something is predicated
object - (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; "the object of the verb"
ablative absolute - a constituent in Latin grammar; a noun and its modifier can function as a sentence modifier
immediate constituent - a constituent of a sentence at the first step in an analysis: e.g., subject and predicate
syntagm, syntagma - a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
grammatical construction, construction, expression - a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"
misconstruction - an ungrammatical constituent
term - one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
5.constituent - an abstract part of somethingconstituent - 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"
be all and end all, be-all and end-all - the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim; "profit is the be-all and end-all of business"
plot element - a component or element of the plot of a story
point - a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
Adj.1.constituent - constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"

constituent

noun
1. voter, elector, member of the electorate They plan to consult their constituents before taking action.
2. component, element, ingredient, part, unit, factor, principle Caffeine is the active constituent of drinks such as tea and coffee.
adjective
1. component, basic, essential, integral, elemental The fuel is dissolved in nitric acid and separated into its constituent parts.

constituent

adjective
Serving as part of a whole, as a nondetachable part of a larger unit:
noun
One of the individual entities contributing to a whole:
Translations
أجْزاء مُقَوِّمهصاحِب حَق إشْتِراك في وَضع الدُّستورمُكَوِّن، مُقَوِّم
podstatná částvoličzákladnízákladní složka
bestanddeldel-element-komponent-vælger
alkotórészválasztópolgár
frumefnihluti; efnisòátturkjósandi
rinkėjairinkimų apygardasudedamasissudedamoji dalis
sastādošssastāvdaļavēlētājs
základná zložka
bileşenbileştirenögeoluşturanseçmen

constituent

[kənˈstɪtjʊənt]
A. N
1. (= component) → constitutivo m, componente m
2. (Pol) (= voter) → elector(a) m/f
B. ADJ [part] → constitutivo, integrante
C. CPD constituent assembly Ncortes fpl constituyentes

constituent

[kənˈstɪtʃuənt]
n
(= voter) → électeur/trice m/f
(= part) → élément m constitutif, composant m
adj [part] → constitutif/iveconstituent assembly nassemblée f constituante

constituent

adj
(Pol) assemblykonstituierend
attr part, elementeinzeln; constituent part or element (of machine, matter)Bestandteil m
n
(Pol) → Wähler(in) m(f)
(= part, element)Bestandteil m
(Ling) → Satzteil m

constituent

[kənˈstɪtjʊənt]
1. n (Pol) (voter) → elettore/trice; (part) → ingrediente m, componente m
2. adjcostitutivo/a

constituent

(kənˈstitjuənt) noun
1. a necessary part. Hydrogen is a constituent of water.
2. a voter from a particular member of parliament's constituency. He deals with all his constituents' problems.
adjective
He broke it down into its constituent parts.
conˈstituencyplural conˈstituencies noun
the group of voters, or the area in which they live, represented by a member of parliament.

constituent

n (pharm) componente m
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The foundation of the former was a superintending Providence- -the rights of man, and the constituent revolutionary power of the people.
The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power.
Spectrum analysis of the black powder points unmistakably to the presence of an unknown element with a brilliant group of three lines in the green, and it is pos- sible that it combines with argon to form a compound which acts at once with deadly effect upon some constituent in the blood.
Of their constituent parts some are common to both, some peculiar to Tragedy, whoever, therefore, knows what is good or bad Tragedy, knows also about Epic poetry.
John Brown and Peter Goldthwaite had been jointly known to the commercial world between twenty and thirty years before, under the firm of Goldthwaite & Brown; which co-partnership, however, was speedily dissolved by the natural incongruity of its constituent parts.
His only aspirations were to hold out at poker, at his club, to know the names of all the cocottes, to shake hands all round, to ply his rosy gullet with truffles and champagne, and to create uncomfortable eddies and obstructions among the constituent atoms of the American colony.
Here are the exact figures: 25 gallons of water, separated into its constituent elements, yield 200 pounds of oxygen and 25 pounds of hydrogen.
But something held him back: not so much [31] a reluctancy of temperament, or of physical constitution (common enough cause why men of undeniable gifts fail of commensurate production) but a cause purely intellectual--the presence in him, namely, of a certain vein of opinion; that other, constituent but contending, person, in his complex nature.
Because you cannot without affirming what you wish to deny, namely, intelligent cooperation among the constituent elements of the crystals.
Will you do me the favour to present my compliments to the constituent body, and acquaint them with this circumstance?
Does not even his obtuseness perceive that this amiable and touching desire to carry out the wishes of the constituent body, must for ever endear him to the hearts and souls of such of his fellow townsmen as are not worse than swine; or, in other words, who are not as debased as our contemporary himself?
That body recommended certain measures to their constituents, and the event proved their wisdom; yet it is fresh in our memories how soon the press began to teem with pamphlets and weekly papers against those very measures.