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.
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- ultima ratio regum,
- ultima thule,
- ultimate strength,
Compare immediate constituent.
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a constituent of something, such as a linguistic construction, that cannot be further subdivided in the terms of the analysis being undertakenCompare immediate constituent
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