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  1. con·stit·u·ent
    IPA[kənˈstiCHo͞oənt]
  2. adjective

    • 1. being a part of a whole:

      the constituent minerals of the rock
    • 2. being a voting member of a community or organization and having the power to appoint or elect:

      the constituent body has a right of veto
    • 3. able to make or change a political constitution:

      a constituent assembly

    noun

    • 1. a member of a constituency.

      Synonym : voter, elector, member of the electorate, member of a constituency
    • 2. a component part of something:

      the essential constituents of the human diet
      Synonym : component, component part, ingredient, element, part, piece, bit, integral part, unit, module, fragment, section, segment, portion, integrant
    • 3. the common part of two or several more complex forms, e.g., gentle in gentleman, gentlemanly, ungentlemanly.

    • 4. a word or construction that is part of a larger construction.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: constituent, plural noun: constituents

    • adjective

      being a part of a whole:

      being a voting member of an organization and having the power to appoint or elect:

    • noun

      a member of an area which elects a representative to a legislative body:

      a component part of something:

    • noun

      each of the constituents of a syntactic unit at the next level down in the hierarchy.
    • noun

      each of the constituents of a syntactic unit at the next level down in the hierarchy.
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