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constituencynoun [C]

uk   /kənˈstɪtʃ.u.ən.si/ us   /kənˈstɪtʃ.u.ən.si/
one of the official areas of a country that elects someone to represent it in a parliament or legislature: a rural/urban constituency
[+ sing/pl verb] the people who live and can vote in a particular area: He angered his constituency by voting against the bill.
[+ sing/pl verb] a group of people who support, or are likely to support, a particular person, product, suggestion, etc. : There is a large constituency in favour of income-tax reductions.

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constituencynoun [C]

us   /kənˈstɪtʃ·u·ən·si/
politics & government the people in a particular area of a country who are represented by an elected official, or the area: Republican constituencies are mainly in suburban areas.
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