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con·stit·u·ent

constituent

 
 
pronunciation:
kn stI chu nt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: forming a part of something.
Hydrogen is a constituent element of water.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a necessary part of something.
Iron is a constituent of steel.
antonyms:
whole
similar words:
component, element
definition 2: someone who gives another the power to represent him or her.
The senator's constituents complained to her about the increase in taxes.
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derivation: constituently (adv.)
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  democracy