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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

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

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

I'm always going to be making costumes. It's one of the ways I relax my brain. In addition to the pleasure of having the piece, there is a deep and abiding pleasure for me assembling something in my head - learning to know something in its totality in my head, and then putting together all the constituent parts into a cohesive whole.
Adam Savage

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