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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·stit·u·ent /-wənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·stit·u·ent a.
 1. Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component.
    Body, soul, and reason are the three parts necessarily constituent of a man.   --Dryden.
 2. Having the power of electing or appointing.
    A question of right arises between the constituent and representative body.   --Junius.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·stit·u·ent, n.
 1. The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.
    Their first composure and origination require a higher and nobler constituent than chance.   --Sir M. Hale
 2. That which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element.
    We know how to bring these constituents together, and to cause them to form water.   --Tyndall.
 3. One for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; -- correlative to representative.
    The electors in the district of a representative in Congress, or in the legislature of a State, are termed his constituents.   --Abbot.
    To appeal from the representatives to the constituents.   --Macaulay.
 4. Law A person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : constitutional in the structure of something (especially
            your physical makeup) [syn: constituent(a), constitutional,
             constitutive(a), organic]
      n 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; "spare
           components for cars"; "a component or constituent
           element of a system" [syn: component, element]
      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"
      3: (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a
         larger grammatical construction [syn: grammatical
      4: an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of
         his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition
         are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a
         sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an
         effective ingredient of a speech" [syn: component, element,
          factor, ingredient]