constituent has definitions from the fields of grammar,linguistics,politics
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[ noun ] 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

Synonyms

element component

Examples

: "spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

Used in print

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Indeed , when the proper inorganic constituents are employed , practically any wetting or surface-active_agent will do a reasonably good job when present in sufficient amount in a hard surface cleaning formulation .

The importance of the inorganic constituents in hard surface cleaning has been emphasized in a number of papers .

The other constituents in a built detergent assist in this and in the removal of dirty stains and the hydrophilic sticky or dried soils .

It is evident that the requirements imposed by these effects upon any one detergent constituent acting alone are severe .

Upon consideration of the variety of soils and fabrics normally encountered in the washing process , it is little wonder that the use of a number of detergent constituents having `` synergistic '' properties has gained widespread acceptance .

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[ noun ] (politics) a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes

Examples

"needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected"

Used in print

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

`` Senator '' , said an interviewer , `` your constituents can n't understand from your speech last night just how you stand on the question '' .

Related terms

voter constituency

3
[ adjective ] forming or functioning as part of a whole

Synonyms

component

Examples

"component parts" "a constituent element"

Related terms

fractional

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[ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
5
[ adjective ] constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

Related terms

essential

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[ noun ] an abstract part of something

Examples

: "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" "an effective ingredient of a speech"

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