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1. having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government (esp in the phrases constituent assembly, constituent power)
2. Becoming rare electing or having the power to elect
3. a resident of a constituency, esp one entitled to vote
4. Chiefly law a person who appoints another to act for him, as by power of attorney
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(science and technology)
An essential part or component of a system or group: examples are an ingredient of a chemical system, or a component of an alloy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.