English adjective: constituent
|1.||constituent constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)|
|Synonyms||constitutional, constitutive, organic|
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|
|Samples||Spare components for cars.|
A component or constituent element of a system.
|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|
|Samples||Needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected.|
|Broader (hypernym)||elector, voter|
|3.||constituent something determined in relation to something that includes it|
|Samples||He 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.
|Synonyms||component, component part, part, portion|
|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 meronym||meronymy, part to whole relation|
|4.||constituent (communication) (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction|
|Broader (hypernym)||syntagm, syntagma|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ablative absolute, construction, expression, grammatical construction, immediate constituent, misconstruction, object, subject, term|
|5.||constituent (cognition) an abstract part of something|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||component, element, factor, ingredient|
|Broader (hypernym)||division, part, section|
|Narrower (hyponym)||be all and end all, be-all and end-all, plot element, point|