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English adjective: constituent

1. constituent constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

Synonymsconstitutional, constitutive, organic


Antonymsinessential, unessential

English noun: constituent

1. constituent (artifact) 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

SamplesSpare components for cars.
A component or constituent element of a system.

Synonymscomponent, element

Broader (hypernym)part, portion

Narrower (hyponym)accessory, add-on, add-on, addition, appurtenance, audio, auto part, car part, computer hardware, crystal, hardware, heating element, improver, ingredient, input, landside, making, module, pel, picture element, pixel, retrofit, spare, spare part, spark gap, supplement

2. constituent (person) a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes

SamplesNeeds continued support by constituents to be re-elected.

Broader (hypernym)elector, voter

Member meronymconstituency

3. constituent something determined in relation to something that includes it

SamplesHe wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself.
I read a portion of the manuscript.
The smaller component is hard to reach.
The animal constituent of plankton.

Synonymscomponent, component part, part, portion

Broader (hypernym)relation

Narrower (hyponym)balance, base, basis, butt, detail, item, item, language unit, linguistic unit, member, particular, point, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest, subpart, substance, unit

Part meronymmeronymy, part to whole relation

4. constituent (communication) (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction

Synonymsgrammatical constituent

Broader (hypernym)syntagm, syntagma

Narrower (hyponym)ablative absolute, construction, expression, grammatical construction, immediate constituent, misconstruction, object, subject, term

Part meronymsentence

Domain categorygrammar

5. constituent (cognition) an abstract part of something

SamplesJealousy 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.

Synonymscomponent, element, factor, ingredient

Broader (hypernym)division, part, section

Narrower (hyponym)be all and end all, be-all and end-all, plot element, point

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