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constituent

 
Adjective constituent has 1 sense
  1. constituent, constitutional, constitutive, organic - constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
    Antonyms: inessential, unessential (indirect, via essential)
Noun constituent has 4 senses
  1. component, constituent, element - 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"
    --1 is a kind of part, portion
    --1 has particulars:
     accessory, appurtenance, supplement, add-on; addition, add-on, improver; audio; auto part, car part; crystal; hardware, computer hardware; heating element; ingredient; landside; makings; module; pixel, pel, picture element; retrofit; spare part, spare; spark gap
    Derived form: verb constitute3
  2. constituent - 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"
    --2 is a kind of
    voter, elector
    --2 is a member of constituency
  3. constituent, grammatical constituent - (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
    --3 is a kind of syntagma, syntagm
    --3 is a part of sentence
    --3 has particulars:
     subject; object; ablative absolute; immediate constituent; construction, grammatical construction, expression; misconstruction; term
  4. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient - 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"
    --4 is a kind of part, section, division
    --4 has particulars: point; be-all and end-all, be all and end all
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