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 (kŏn′stĭ-to͞o′tĭv, -tyo͞o′-)
1. Making a thing what it is; essential.
2. Having power to institute, establish, or enact.
3. Of or relating to the synthesis of a protein or an enzyme at a constant rate regardless of physiological demand or the concentration of a substrate.

con′sti·tu′tive·ly adv.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) having power to enact, appoint, or establish
2. (Chemistry) chem (of a physical property) determined by the arrangement of atoms in a molecule rather than by their nature
3. (Biochemistry) biochem (of an enzyme) formed continuously, irrespective of the cell's needs
4. another word for constituent1
ˈconstiˌtutively adv


(ˈkɒn stɪˌtu tɪv, -ˌtyu-)

1. constituent; essential.
2. having power to establish or enact.
3. (of the properties of a substance) depending on the arrangement of atoms in a molecule rather than on their nature or number.
con′sti•tu`tive•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.constitutive - constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"


Constituting or forming part of the essence of something:
References in classic literature ?
Yet when one of the two contraries is a constitutive property of the subject, as it is a constitutive property of fire to be hot, of snow to be white, it is necessary determinately that one of the two contraries, not one or the other, should be present in the subject; for fire cannot be cold, or snow black.
Again, in the case of contraries, it is possible that there should be changes from either into the other, while the subject retains its identity, unless indeed one of the contraries is a constitutive property of that subject, as heat is of fire.
A constitutive equation can represent the material's flow behavior and has been widely used as inputs for finite element analyses to simulate the response of materials under specific processing conditions [9].
standards in a domain by appealing to constitutive features of the
In other words, insofar as practices are constitutive of essential human goods, they involve issues of morality proper.
L'instance constitutive du mouvement " La Tunisie d'abord" a appele au report des elections municipales, estimant que la conjoncture n'est pas favorable a leur tenue dans les delais (17 decembre 2017).
9) A constitutive good is a fundamental object of "strong evaluation": it is good not merely in virtue of being desired, but rather as something that we judge we ought to desire or show concern for.
Waiting for the debate on electing the committee on election and appointment to end before electing a parliament speaker, electing a parliament speaker by bypassing the never-ending constitutive sitting or looking for a way to unblock Macedonia's parliament at a leader's meeting are the three options that coalition partners Zoran Zaev and Ali Ahmeti tabled at their meeting Wednesday, reports Dnevnik.
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Regardless the agreement to appoint VMRO-DPMNE member as President of the Committee for Elections and Appointment Issues, observers Naser Ziberi and Temelko Ristevski expect Nikola Gruevski's party to continue blocking the constitutive session in Assembly.
TAP) - Mohsen Marzouk, party coordinator of Tunisia's Project Movement, opened Saturday night at the Sports Palace of El Menzah the constitutive congress of his party, saying "Tunisia's Project" is totally different from all those who confuse political and religious matters" a position which he constantly accused the Ennahda party.