(noun, adjective)


1. constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

Similar word(s): essential, constitutional, constitutive, organic


1. an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

- a component or constituent element of a system

Similar word(s): component, element

Definition categories: man–made, part, portion

2. a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes

- needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected

Definition categories: person, elector, voter

3. something determined in relation to something that includes it

- the animal constituent of plankton

Similar word(s): component, part, portion

Definition categories: link, relation

4. (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction

Definition categories: communication, syntagm, syntagma

5. an abstract part of something

- two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony

Similar word(s): component, element, factor, ingredient

Definition categories: thought, division, part, section