constituent meaning

[ kən'stitjuənt ] Pronunciation:   "constituent" in a sentence
Noun: constituent  kun'stichoount
  1. 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
    "a component or constituent element of a system"
    - component, element 
  2. 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. Something determined in relation to something that includes it
    "the animal constituent of plankton"
    - part, portion, component part, component 
  4. (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
    - grammatical constituent 
  5. An abstract part of something
    "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"
    - component, element, factor, ingredient
Adjective: constituent  kun'stichoount
  1. Constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
    - constitutional, constitutive, organic

Derived forms: constituents

See also: constitute, essential

Type of: division, elector, part, portion, relation, section, syntagm, syntagma, voter

Part of: constituency, electorate [Austral, NZ], meronymy, part to whole relation, sentence

Encyclopedia: Constituent

AmE / adjective, noun

adjective [only before noun]

forming a whole; being a part of a whole:

the group's two constituent companies

We want to consolidate the various constituent parts of the business.

noun [C]

one of the parts that forms sth:

the constituents of the FTSE 100 index


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  1. the two constituents project to different heights.
  2. sulphur is a constituent of gunpowder.
  3. gallstones are formed from the constituents of bile.
  4. the noncarbon constituents of the coal would be separated.
  5. water vapor is a normal constituent of the atmosphere.

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