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Definition of constituent
1being a part of a whole:the constituent minerals of the rock 2being a voting member of a community or organization and having the power to appoint or elect:the constituent body has a right of veto able to make or change a political constitution:a constituent assembly
1a member of a constituency. 2a component part of something:the essential constituents of the human diet Linguistics the common part of two or several more complex forms, e.g., gentle in gentleman, gentlemanly, ungentlemanly. Linguistics a word or construction that is part of a larger construction.