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Definitions of constituent

  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; " spare components for cars"; " a component or constituent element of a system"
  2. forming or functioning as part of a whole; " component parts"; " a constituent element"
  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. ( grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
  5. constitutional in the structure of something ( especially your physical makeup)
  6. an abstract part of something; " jealousy was a component of his character"; " two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; " the grammatical elements of a sentence"; " a key factor in her success".
  7. Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component.
  8. Having the power of electing or appointing.
  9. The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.
  10. That which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element.
  11. One for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; -- correlative to representative.
  12. A person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.
  13. Forming a necessary part; component; as, oxygen and hydrogen are the constituent parts of water.
  14. An essential or necessary part; a voter; one who is represented by another.
  15. Constituting or forming: essential: elemental.
  16. An essential or elemental part: one of those who elect a representative, esp. in Congress.
  17. Constituting; composing.
  18. That which helps to compose; one who appoints or elects.
  19. Being a constituent; composing.
  20. One represented; a voter; a client.
  21. A necessary part.
  22. Constituting or forming an essential or elementary part; having the power of constituting or appointing.
  23. He who or that which fixes or constitutes anything; that which constitutes an essential part; one of those who elect a person to office as their representative. Constituent Assembly, the first national assembly of the French Revolution in 1788.
  24. Necessary or essential; elemental.
  25. An essential or component part; that which constitutes or composes; a voter for a member of Parliament.
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Quotes of constituent

  1. People aren't as stupid as the politicians think. More and more of us are laughing off our 'civic duty' to vote, rejecting the role of compulsory constituent – Bob Black
  2. Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved. – Giacomo Casanova
  3. The Church, during the apostolic age, did not consist of isolated, independent congregations, but was one body, of which the separate churches were constituent members, each subject to all the rest, or to an authority which extended over all. – Charles Hodge
  4. After the Revolution I was freed. I favoured the Constituent Assembly and am still for it. – Fanny Kaplan
  5. Since hydrogen is a constituent of most of our electrolytic solvents, the definition of an acid or base as a substance which gives up or takes up hydrogen ion would be more general than the one we used before, but it would not be universal. – Gilbert Newton Lewis
  6. The plate at each point only sends back to the eye the simple colour imprinted. The other colours are destroyed by interference. The eye thus perceives at each point the constituent colour of the image. – Gabriel Lippmann
  7. For the first time in human evolution, the individual life is long enough, and the cultural transformation swift enough, that the individual mind is now a constituent player in the global transformation of human culture. – William Irwin Thompson
  8. There was an implicit conviction that the UN would be stronger than the sum of its constituent member -states. – Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Usage examples for constituent

  1. There was no one in the Constituent Assembly more hateful to the Court than Voidel, so much on account of his violence as for his connection with the Duke of Orleans, whose advocate and counsel he was. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. Got to stick by my constituent or he'll howl. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  3. The Constitution, like all other laws passed by the Constituent Assembly, will only come into force after having received the Royal sanction. – The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
  4. In each country a board of directors would hold control over constituent companies, and at London, Paris or New York a high Federal Council would settle controversies and make arrangements for the business of the world. – American World Policies by Walter E. Weyl
  5. But the other constituent parts of the school have serious commercial interests at stake. – The School and the World by Victor Gollancz and David Somervell
  6. The surrender of their authority by the Peoples' Commissaries to the Constituent Assembly in December was received without criticism, and the subsequent similar surrender by the Central Council passed almost without comment. – The New Germany by George Young
  7. What is to be the sanction imposing the decisions of the larger community on its constituent members? – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  8. A separation between the constituent and law- making powers does not, in fact, always exist in written constitutions. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  9. Thus form is not another constituent but is the way the constituents are put together. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  10. The principles of true religion inherent in human nature, an ineradicable constituent of the constitution of man, as has been shown, are to- day obscured and shackled by the false position in which its professed friends have placed it. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  11. They seem to indicate that water vapour is a probable constituent in the atmosphere of Mercury, as it is in our own. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  12. And that which Jesus really affirmed in the memorable but little understood words, " Ye must be born again, or from above, of Water and the Spirit," was both the possibility and the necessity to all men of realising the potential divinity belonging to them in virtue of the divinity of their constituent principles. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  13. Nor will it make much difference, whether some of the constituent parts of such an administration are men of virtue or ability, or not; supposing it possible that such men, with their eyes open, should choose to make a part in such a body. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  14. A refracting telescope may also be used for astronomical photography, and is very much used, but some complications occur here on account of the resolution of the light into its constituent colors in passing through the objective. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  15. He sent his eyes again about the room, which his absent- minded gaze seemed to reduce to its dismal constituent elements, and added, with an obvious effort at small talk: I hear the Fulmers are not hitting it off very well since his success. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  16. After nearly three years of strenuous effort, the Constituent Assembly had come to an end. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  17. The animals obtain their constituent elements from the plants, and restore them to the water in their original form, when they again serve as nourishment to a new generation of plants. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  18. The way to Mount Stanning was all up hill, and the long road looked black and dreary in the dark night; but my lady walked on with a desperate courage, which was no common constituent in her selfish sensuous nature, but a strange faculty born out of her great despair. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  19. They made the Board of Regents a constituent part of the State Government, on an equality as regards powers with the Governor, the Legislature, and the Supreme Court. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  20. 4. Name some use or purpose for each constituent of the blood. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.