Constituent Con*stit"u*ent (k[o^]n*st[ict]t"[-u]*[-e]nt), a. [L. constituens, -entis, p. pr. See {Constitute}.] 1. Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component. [1913 Webster]

Body, soul, and reason are the three parts necessarily constituent of a man. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the power of electing or appointing. [1913 Webster]

A question of right arises between the constituent and representative body. --Junius. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Constituent — Constituent. См. Составляющая. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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