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"constituent" in British English

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constituentnoun [C]

uk   us   /kənˈstɪt.ju.ənt/
  • constituent noun [C] (PERSON)

a voter (= ​person who can ​vote) in a ​particulararea of the ​country: The MP ​worked hard, always ​talking to his constituents and ​listening to ​theirproblems.
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
Let's ​look at the constituent parts of this ​sentence.
(Definition of constituent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /kənˈstɪtʃ·u·ənt/
  • constituent noun (PERSON REPRESENTED)

politics & government [C usually pl] a ​personrepresented by an ​electedofficial: The ​senatormails 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.
(Definition of constituent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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