constituent (not comparable)

  1. being a part, or component of a whole
    • Body, soul, and reason are the three parts necessarily constituent of a man.
  2. authorized to make a constitution
    • A question of right arises between the constituent and representative body.
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constituent (plural constituents)

  1. A part, or component of a whole
    • 1865, John Tyndall, The Constitution of the Universe (1869), [,+and+to+cause+them+to+form+water%22+Tyndall&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjD5fvgm8joAhUDhXIEHegVB5MQ6AEwAXoECAMQAg#v=onepage&q=%22We%20know%20how%20to%20bring%20these%20constituents%20together%2C%20and%20to%20cause%20them%20to%20form%20water%22%20Tyndall&f=false page 11]
      We know how to bring these constituents together, and to cause them to form water.
  2. A person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs
    • Their first composure and origination require a higher and nobler constituent than chance.
  3. A resident of an area represented by an elected official
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 25, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  4. A voter of an area represented by an elected official
  5. A voter of a [political] candidate. A supporter of a cause
  6. (law) One who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact
  7. (grammar) A functional element of a phrase or clause
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