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constituent

noun  us   /kənˈstɪtʃ·u·ənt/

constituent noun (PERSON REPRESENTED)

politics & government [C usually pl] a person represented by an elected official: The senator mails a newsletter to his constituents every two months.

constituent noun (PART)

[C] one of the parts that a substance or mixture is made of: Oxygen is a constituent of air.
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