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Pronunciation:  kun'stichoount

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
  2. [n]  (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
  3. [n]  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"

CONSTITUENT is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: component, component, element, element, factor, grammatical constituent, ingredient
 See Also: ablative absolute, accessory, addition, appurtenance, audio, auto part, be all and end all, be-all and end-all, car part, computer hardware, constituency, construction, crystal, division, elector, expression, grammatical construction, hardware, heating element, immediate constituent, improver, ingredient, landside, makings, misconstruction, module, object, part, part, pel, picture element, pixel, point, portion, retrofit, section, sentence, spare, spare part, spark gap, subject, supplement, syntagm, syntagma, term, video, voter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*stit"u*ent\, a. [L. constituens, -entis, p. pr.
    See {Constitute}.]
    1. Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental;
             Body, soul, and reason are the three parts
             necessarily constituent of a man.     --Dryden.
    2. Having the power of electing or appointing.
             A question of right arises between the constituent
             and representative body.              --Junius.
  2. \Con*stit"u*ent\, n.
    1. The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or
             Their first composure and origination require a
             higher and nobler constituent than chance. --Sir M.
    2. That which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an
       essential part; a component; an element.
             We know how to bring these constituents together,
             and to cause them to form water.      --Tyndall.
    3. One for whom another acts; especially, one who is
       represented by another in a legislative assembly; --
       correlative to representative.
             The electors in the district of a representative in
             Congress, or in the legislature of a State, are
             termed his constituents.              --Abbot.
             To appeal from the representatives to the
             constituents.                         --Macaulay.
    4. (Law) A person who appoints another to act for him as
       attorney in fact. --Burrill.
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