Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun constituent

5 senses of constituent

Sense 1
component, constituent, element -- (an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system")
       => part, portion -- (something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together")

Sense 2
constituent -- (a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes; "needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected")
       => voter, elector -- (a citizen who has a legal right to vote)

Sense 3
part, portion, component part, component, constituent -- (something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton")
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Sense 4
constituent, grammatical constituent -- ((grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction)
       => syntagma, syntagm -- (a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit)

Sense 5
component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient -- (an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech")
       => part, section, division -- (one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division")

Antonyms of adj constituent

1 sense of constituent

Sense 1
constituent (prenominal), constitutional, constitutive (prenominal), organic -- (constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup))

INDIRECT (VIA essential) -> inessential, unessential -- (not basic or fundamental)

Similarity of adj constituent

1 sense of constituent

Sense 1
constituent (prenominal), constitutional, constitutive (prenominal), organic -- (constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup))
       => essential (vs. inessential) -- (basic and fundamental; "the essential feature")

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