Definition of “constituency” - English Dictionary


“constituency” in English

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constituencynoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈstɪtʃ.u.ə us /kənˈstɪtʃ.u.ə

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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(Definition of “constituency” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“constituency” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “constituency” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)