Definition of constitutive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

constitutive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈkɑnstəˌtut̮ɪv//
 
(formal)constitutive (of something)
 
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forming a part, often an essential part, of something Memory is constitutive of identity. Poverty is a constitutive element of a particular form of economic growth.
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