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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.
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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
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(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"
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Constituting or forming part of the essence of something:
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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) Based on previous works, a statistical damage constitutive model was proposed by a three-parameter Weibull distribution, which considers the crack initiation strength, deterioration, and thermal effects.
For decades, numerous investigators have observed the constitutive behaviour of different materials subjected to an assortment of forming operations involving cyclic loading or complex loading conditions, under which the Bauschinger effect has widely been acknowledged, namely, the reduction of yield stress upon load reversals, which is usually accounted for by the release of dislocations piling up at the grain boundaries during initial deformation [22].
The constitutive model, which can describe the complete stress-strain process of cemented sand, is a key point in cemented sand research [13-15].
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.
In order to understand better this and the general concern about recognizing things beyond one's own self-perfection that are "worthy of being valued" for their own sake (but which, in so valuing them, also contribute to self-perfection), I think it is helpful to appeal to Charles Taylor's account of "constitutive goods." (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.
This tool was developed to support experimentation, design processes, and represent damage by using some original constitutive models.
Numerous studies have been conducted to explore the relationship between the loading force and the deformation of geomaterials (also known as constitutive relationship) after the establishment of the first constitutive equation (i.e., Hook's law) [2-13].
Thus, the propagation of electromagnetic waves can be controlled by designing constitutive parameters.