Definition of constituent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

constituent

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BrE BrE//kənˈstɪtjuənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈstɪtʃuənt//
 
 
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[only before noun] (formal) forming or helping to make a whole to break something up into its constituent parts/elements the country’s constituent republics Word Origin late 15th cent. (as a noun denoting a person who appoints another as agent): from Latin constituent- (partly via French constituant) ‘establishing, appointing’, from the verb constituere, from con- ‘together’ + statuere ‘set up’.
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