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Definition of Constituent


  1. Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component.
  2. Having the power of electing or appointing.
  3. The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.
  4. That which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element.
  5. One for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; -- correlative to representative.
  6. A person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.

Constituent Quotations

Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved.
Giacomo Casanova

Matter is, in its constituent elements, the same as spirit; existence is one, however manifold in its phenomena; life is one, however multiform in its evolution.
Annie Besant

If you remember you just have one constituent, and that's God himself, and if you try to please him I think you usually come with a lot steadier pace and a lot more peace in your life.
Jim DeMint

There was an implicit conviction that the UN would be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Mostly I make lists for projects. This can be daunting. Breaking something big into its constituent parts will help you organize your thoughts, but it can also force you to confront the depth of your ignorance and the hugeness of the task. That's OK. The project may be the lion, but the list is your whip.
Adam Savage
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Constituent Translations

constituent in French is constituant
constituent in German is Schaltelement
constituent in Norwegian is velger

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