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constituent

con·stit·u·ent

constituent

 
 
pronunciation:
kn stI chu nt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serving as a component or part of something.
Hydrogen is a constituent element of water.
antonyms:
accessory
similar words:
component
definition 2: authorized to elect public officials or to amend a law or constitution.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a component; constituent part.
Iron is a constituent of steel.
antonyms:
aggregate, whole
similar words:
component, element
definition 2: someone who gives to another the power to act on his or her behalf.
The senator feared that her constituents would not re-elect her if she voted in favor of the tax increase.
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derivation: constituently (adv.)
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