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[ US /kənˈstɪtʃuənt/ ]
[ UK /kənstˈɪtjuːənt/ ]
  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
    spare components for cars
  2. (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
  3. 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
  4. something determined in relation to something that includes it
    I read a portion of the manuscript
    the animal constituent of plankton
    he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    the smaller component is hard to reach
  5. an abstract part of something
    a key factor in her success
    two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
    jealousy was a component of his character
    the grammatical elements of a sentence
  1. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
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How To Use constituent In A Sentence

  • The endotoxins exuded are cell - wall constituents that are sort of like pheromones or germ sweat. T.S. Wiley: Can Sleep Loss Destroy Your Immune System?
  • But a tiny, naturally-occurring steviol glycoside constituent (about two to four percent of a whole leaf) of the plant, called rebaudioside A (also known as reb A, rebiana, stevia extract), was passed into Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status by the FDA in 2008. Pooja R. Mottl: Can Stevia Solve Our Obsession With Sweetness?
  • There is an increasing feeling that MPs say one thing to constituents and something else in Westminster. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Governing Body, in its wisdom, devolved decision making for the trophy's route to its constituent bodies, the counties.
  • Whether or not delegates were so tightly bound by their constituents and the record is by no means clear, they acted as if they were, holding firmly to their preconvention positions. Ratification
  • This soft retained austenite can accommodate impact stresses better than the harder constituents.
  • What are the basic constituents of the mixture?
  • Lets hope her constituents rise up in the next election and oust this unqualified and opportunitistic showboater who only won by running against an unpopular and dying incumbent. Archive 2009-08-01
  • Its perceptual configurations have been thought to have a special relevance to the emergence of formal artistic qualities which cannot be reduced to a measurable aggregate of more elementary constituents.
  • The main constituent phases of these rocks are plagioclase, hornblende, pyroxene, quartz and K-feldspar, and accessory phases include magnetite, sphene, zircon and apatite.
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