serving to compose or make up a thing; component: the constituent parts of a motor.
having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law, as distinguished from lawmaking power: a constituent assembly.
an element, material, etc. that is part of something else; component.
a person who authorizes another to act on their behalf, such as a voter in a district represented by an elected official.
- con·stit·u·ent·ly, adverb
- non·con·stit·u·ent, adjective, noun
- pre·con·stit·u·ent, noun
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How to use constituent in a sentence
There is also work to do here in my district helping ensure that our constituents have a roof over their heads, food on the their tables and money to pay their bills.Sacramento Report: Bipartisan Support for a Special Session | Sara Libby | September 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
First, ensembles have proved to be more accurate on average than their constituent models alone.The Forecast: The Methodology Behind Our 2020 Election Model | Daniel Malloy | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
The 51-year-old index added e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, electronics and smartphone maker Xiaomi Corporation, and biotechnology firm Wuxi Biologics as constituents.Alibaba and Xiaomi join Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index to reflect dominance of Chinese tech | Naomi Xu Elegant | September 7, 2020 | Fortune
Congressional Democrats begged the President to do something about the meat crisis, declaring it the single biggest issue of concern to their constituents.Why meat could be top of mind for voters in the upcoming election | jakemeth | September 5, 2020 | Fortune
Downtown Alderman Brendan Reilly blasted Foxx in an email newsletter to constituents, and other Democrats signaled they would not back her reelection.As Trump Calls for Law and Order, Can Chicago’s Top Prosecutor Beat the Charge That She’s Soft on Crime? | by Mick Dumke | September 4, 2020 | ProPublica
Once discovered, this maneuver did not endear the councilors to their constituents.
Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the 2004 presidential election.
Who among Scalise's constituents could possibly care if he supported naming a post office for a black judge who died in 1988?
You were there at my invitation to discuss issues with your constituents.
It would seem that in splurging on wine our political class is way out ahead of many of their constituents.
These actions, operating through a long series of years, are the source of the inorganic constituents of all soils.
The state of combination of the soil constituents unquestionably exercise a most important influence on its fertility.
Each of these experiments was performed on several different soils, and on their mechanical constituents.
The substance so used is called a special manure; that containing all the constituents of the crop is a general manure.
What is true of the nitrogenous matters applies with still greater force to the mineral constituents of the manure.
British Dictionary definitions for constituent
forming part of a whole; component
having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government (esp in the phrases constituent assembly, constituent power)
rare electing or having the power to elect
- constituently, adverb
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