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constituent

noun [C] uk   us   /kənˈstɪt.ju.ənt/

constituent noun [C] (PART)

one of the parts that a substance or combination is made of: What are the basic constituents of the mixture?

constituent noun [C] (PERSON)

a voter (= person who can vote) in a particular area of the country: The MP worked hard, always talking to his constituents and listening to their problems.
constituent
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
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