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constituent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constituent  \Con*stit"u*ent\,  a.  [L.  constituens,  -entis,  p.  pr 
  See  {Constitute}.] 
  1.  Serving  to  form  compose,  or  make  up  elemental; 
  component. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Constituent  \Con*stit"u*ent\,  n. 
  1.  The  person  or  thing  which  constitutes,  determines,  or 
  constructs. 
 
  Their  first  composure  and  origination  require  a 
  higher  and  nobler  constituent  than  chance.  --Sir  M. 
  Hale 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  constituent 
  adj  1:  constitutional  in  the  structure  of  something  (especially 
  your  physical  makeup)  [syn:  {constituent(a)},  {constitutional}, 
  {constitutive(a)},  {organic}] 
  2:  forming  or  functioning  as  part  of  a  whole;  "component 
  parts";  "a  constituent  element"  [syn:  {component(a)},  {constituent(a)}] 
  n  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"  [syn:  {component},  {element}] 
  2:  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" 
  3:  a  word  or  phrase  or  clause  forming  part  of  a  larger 
  construction  [syn:  {grammatical  constituent}] 
  4:  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";  "humor:  an 
  effective  ingredient  of  a  speech"  [syn:  {component},  {element}, 
  {factor},  {ingredient}] 




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