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constituent

  

      adj   prenominal  
1    forming part of a whole; component  
2    having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government (esp. in the phrases constituent assembly, constituent power)  
3    Becoming rare   electing or having the power to elect  
      n  
4    a component part; ingredient  
5    a resident of a constituency, esp. one entitled to vote  
6      (Chiefly law)   a person who appoints another to act for him, as by power of attorney  
7      (Linguistics)   a word, phrase, or clause forming a part of a larger construction  
   Compare       immediate constituent       ultimate constituent  
     (C17: from Latin constituens setting up, from constituere to establish, constitute)  
  constituently      adv  


immediate constituent  
      n   a constituent of a linguistic construction at the first step in an analysis; for example, the immediate constituents of a sentence are the subject and the predicate  
ultimate constituent  
      n   a constituent of something, such as a linguistic construction, that cannot be further subdivided in the terms of the analysis being undertaken  
   Compare       immediate constituent  
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constituent

  

      adj  
1    basic, component, elemental, essential, integral  
      n  
2    component, element, essential, factor, ingredient, part, principle, unit  
3    elector, voter  

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