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constituencynoun [C]

uk   /kənˈstɪtʃ.u.ən.si/  us   /kənˈstɪtʃ.u.ən.si/
one of the ​officialareas 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 ​particulararea: He ​angered his constituency by ​voting against the ​bill.
[+ sing/pl verb] a ​group of ​people who ​support, or are ​likely to ​support, a ​particularperson, ​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 ​particulararea of a ​country who are ​represented by an ​electedofficial, or the ​area: Republican constituencies are ​mainly in ​suburbanareas.
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