Definition of "constituent" []

  • Serving as part of a whole; component: a constituent element. (adjective)
  • Empowered to elect or designate. (adjective)
  • Authorized to make or amend a constitution: a constituent assembly. (adjective)
  • A constituent part; a component. See Synonyms at element. (noun)
  • A resident of a district or member of a group represented by an elected official. (noun)
  • Forming part of a whole; component (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government (esp in the phrases constituent assembly, constituent power) (adjective)
  • Electing or having the power to elect (adjective)
  • A component part; ingredient (noun)
  • A resident of a constituency, esp one entitled to vote (noun)
  • A person who appoints another to act for him, as by power of attorney (noun)
  • A word, phrase, or clause forming a part of a larger construction (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "constituent" in a sentence
  • "_constituent_ parts of that body; in decomposing it, therefore, we separate its constituent parts."
  • "But the philosopher who asks whether the Taj has “whiteness” as a constituent and the philosopher who supposes that the Taj does have this property-constituent and asks, “What is the nature of this relation ˜constituent of™ that ˜whiteness™ bears to the Taj?” are asking questions about its ontological structure.)"
  • "But time after time, Congressional offices tell us that a personal letter from a constituent is the most powerful form of communication and carries the greatest impact."