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English adjective: constituent

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


Synonymsconstitutional, constitutive, organic


Similaressential


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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