an element of a construction that cannot be further divided into grammatical constituents: the morphemes of an utterance are usually considered to be its ultimate constituents.
- Compare immediate constituent.
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How to use ultimate constituent in a sentence
The soul is his inmost, the mind his middle, and the body his ultimate constituent.The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love | Emanuel Swedenborg
That it modifies the functions or reactivity of the ultimate constituent groups we have seen from the study of the esters.Researches on Cellulose | C. F. Cross
Biophore: an ultimate constituent of germ plasm or hereditary substance.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for ultimate constituent
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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