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constituent

Definition of constituent

Etymology

    From Latin constituens, present participle of constituo ("I establish") < com- ("together") + statuo ("I set, place, establish"); see statute or statue, and cf. institute and restitute.

Pronunciation

Adjective

constituent (not comparable)

  1. being a part, or component of a whole
  2. authorized to make a constitution

Related terms

  • constitute
  • constituency
  • constitution
  • constitutional
  • constitutive

Noun

constituent (plural constituents)

  1. a part, or component of a whole
  2. a resident of a place represented by an elected official
  3. (grammar) a functional element of a phrase or clause

External links

  • constituent in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • constituent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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