Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 11/07/16 Constituents

If you live in the United States, tomorrow is our Election Day! Go out and vote if you haven't already! If you live in California, polls are open from 7am-8pm!

Constituents (adjective, noun)
constituent [kuh n-stich-oo-uh nt]


adjective
1. serving to compose or make up a thing; component: the constituent parts of a motor.
2. having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law, as distinguished from lawmaking power: a constituent assembly.

noun
3. a constituent element, material, etc.; component.
4. a person who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf, as a voter in a district represented by an elected official.
5. Grammar. an element considered as part of a construction.

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3. See element.

Origin: 1615-25; < Latin constituent- (stem of constituēns, present participle of constituere to set up, found, constitute), equivalent to con- con- + -stitu- (combining form of statuere to set up) + -ent- -ent

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