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Constituent is a member of the word family constitute, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
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Definition of the noun constituent
What does constituent mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: constituents
- 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
- example: a component or constituent element of a system
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonyms of constituent: component / element
- more generic words: part / portion = something less than the whole of a human artifact
- more specific terms:
- appurtenance / supplement / accessory / add-on = a supplementary component that improves capability
- addition / improver / add-on = a component that is added to something to improve it
- audio = the sound elements of television
- auto part / car part = a component of an automobile
- crystal = a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
- computer hardware / hardware = the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
- heating element = the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat
- ingredient = a component of a mixture or compound
- input = a component of production
- landside = component consisting of a side piece opposite the moldboard
- making = the components needed for making or doing something
- module = a self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
- picture element / pixel / pel = the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen
- retrofit = a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured
- spare part / spare = an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
- spark gap = a component of an ignition system
- a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes
- something determined in relation to something that includes it
- example: the animal constituent of plankton
- lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
- synonyms of constituent: component / component part / part / portion
- more generic word: relation = an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
- more specific terms:
- substance = the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
- linguistic unit / language unit = one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
- point / item = a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
- butt = the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots
- basis / base = the most important or necessary part of something
- particular / detail / item = a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
- unit = an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
- member = anything that belongs to a set or class
- remainder / residual / residuum / balance / residue / rest = something left after other parts have been taken away
- subpart = a part of a part
- part of: meronymy / part to whole relation = the semantic relation that holds between a part and the whole
- (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
- domain: grammar
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonym of constituent: grammatical constituent
- more generic words: syntagm / syntagma = a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
- more specific terms:
- subject = one of the two main constituents of a sentence
- object = a constituent that is acted upon
- ablative absolute = a constituent in Latin grammar
- immediate constituent = a constituent of a sentence at the first step in an analysis: e.g., subject and predicate
- grammatical construction / construction / expression = a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
- misconstruction = an ungrammatical constituent
- term = one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
- part of: sentence = a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
- an abstract part of something
- example: two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonyms of constituent: component / element / factor / ingredient
- more generic words: division / part / section = one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the noun constituent
- a part, or component of a whole
- a resident of a place represented by an elected official
- [grammar] a functional element of a phrase or clause
Definition of the noun constituent for high school students
- an essential part
- example: The most important constituent of her perfume is something called ambergris.
The noun constituent is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Definition of the adjective constituent
What does constituent mean as an attribute of a noun?
- constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
Alternative definition of the adjective constituent
- being a part, or component of a whole
- authorized to make a constitution
Constituent: In syntactic analysis, a constituent is a word or a group of words that functions as a single unit within a hierarchical structure. The analysis of constituent structure is associated mainly with phrase structure grammars, although dependency grammars also allow sentence structure to be broken down into constituent parts. The constituent structure of sentences is identified using constituency tests. These tests manipulate some portion of a sentence and based on the result, clues are delivered about the immediate constituent structure of the sentence. Many constituents are phrases. A phrase is a sequence of two or more words built around a head lexical item and working as a unit within a sentence. A word sequence is shown to be a phrase/constituent if it exhibits one or more of the behaviors discussed below.
Phrases with Constituent
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Constituent
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Accountability to Associcao Brasileira De Escolas De Biblioteconomia E Documentacao by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour
The main syntactic tool created by the structuralist school to achieve this goal is " immediate constituent analysis." The principal idea is the following: The basic language unit is the sentence. On the next lower level, sentences are composed of ...
Volume 5 - Classical Optimization to Computer Output/Input Microform by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent
COMIT designating the constituent in the workspace that is to be replaced by the material from the shelf. Thus the rule * A = 1 + $0 // *A37 2 * will find the first A in the workspace, insert a null constituent just to the right of it (with the $0 in the ...
by R.L. Trask
constituent structure conjunct union /'ju:nj9n/ n. The phenomenon by which one conjunct of an underlying coordinate structure is suppressed on the surface, being realized only by an agreement morph. An example is Turkish Hasanla gittik ...
by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia Serraon Claudio
Deficiency Food Sources Calcium Chloride Chromium Cobalt Copper Fluoride Iodine Iron Magnesium Manganese Molybdenum Structure of bones and teeth; nerve transmission; blood clotting; muscle contraction Constituent of gastric juice; ...
by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle
Where two companies were exempt except on net earnings above ten per cent dividends and this was based upon conditions which could only be performed by the constituent companies while operating separate lines (keeping accounts and ...
Encyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)
Volume I: A-F plus Map and Gazetteer by Volodymyr Kubijovyc
Constituent Assembly of Ukraine (Ukrainski Ustanovchi Zbory).
by Hadumod Bussmann
Constituent structure grammar is based on this relation. (=> dependency) References => immediate constituent analysis, phrase structure grammar, transformational grammar constituent A term used in structural sentence analysis for every ...
by Norbert M. Seel
Constituent. 1: Contributions. to. Learning. Theory. The fundamental basis of design experiments is a strong mutual relationship between the engineered working (learning) environment and its “contribution to learning theory.” On the one hand ...
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Photos about Constituent
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- Constituent Meeting
In Iraq, Reps. George Miller and Nancy Pelosi met with troops from Pittsburg, Vallejo, and Suisun City -- Robert Moore, Daniel Terry, and Matthew Ogan.
Photo credit: Congressman George Miller
- The youngest constituent
Councilor Joe Ceci talks with one of the community members after a rally to protest the public behaviour bylaw.
Around 70 people turned up for a protest in front of Calgary's City Hall on Monday, November 20th in response to the City of Calgary's introduction of a "Public Behaviour Bylaw" that would see up to $300 and even prison time for things such as spitting, putting feet on benches, and public urination as well as loitering or fighting in public. While the bylaw was initially in response to loutish behaviour during Stanley Cup celebrations on Calgary street now infamous as the "Red Mile", it was broadened to police "uncivil" behaviour in general.
However, the bylaw unfairly targets the homeless population who are inevitably relegated to acts of "uncivil behaviour" because of their predicament - exemplified by criminilizing public urination when there are next to no public washrooms in the city.
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- Constituent Meaning
Video shows what constituent means. being a part, or component of a whole. authorized to make a constitution. Constituent Meaning. How to pronounce ...
- ESL Vocabulary : constituent
- Constituent country Meaning
Video shows what constituent country means. An administrative division of the United Kingdom, of which there are three: the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, ...
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Quotes about Constituent
Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved. (Giacomo Casanova)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1S1T1I1T1U1E1N1T1
The value of this 11-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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