Definition of Constituent in English :

Define Constituent in English

Constituent meaning in English

Meaning of Constituent in English

Pronunciation of Constituent in English

Constituent pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of constituent


1. component, constituent, element

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

Example Sentences:
'spare components for cars'
'a component or constituent element of a system'

2. constituent

a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes

Example Sentences:
'needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected'

3. component, component part, constituent, part, portion

something determined in relation to something that includes it

Example Sentences:
'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

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

5. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient

an abstract part of something

Example Sentences:
'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, constitutional, constitutive, organic

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of constituent
adjective (prenominal)
forming part of a whole; component
having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government (esp in the phrases constituent assembly, constituent power)
3. rare
electing or having the power to elect
a component part; ingredient
a resident of a constituency, esp one entitled to vote
6. mainly law
a person who appoints another to act for him or her, as by power of attorney
7. linguistics
a word, phrase, or clause forming a part of a larger construction
Compare immediate constituent, ultimate constituent

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see synonyms of constituent
necessary in forming or making up a whole; component
a constituent part
that can or does appoint or vote for a representative
authorized to make or revise a political constitution or establish a government
a constituent assembly
a person who appoints another to act as agent or representative
a member of a constituency, esp. any of the voters represented by a particular official
a necessary part or element; component
an element of a word or construction (Ex.: in “they painted signs” the main elements they and painted signs are called immediate constituents; the further morphologically indivisible elements they, paint, -ed, sign, and -s are called ultimate constituents)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of constituent
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.
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.

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