Adjective "constituting" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Be (a part) of a whole.
  1. 'The present catch of about 1300 a year constitutes less than 0.15 percent of that population and is sustainable by any standards.'
  2. 'Since the Barony of Erris constitutes such a large part of Mayo, it is inevitable that its inhabitants were, and still are, deeply affected by emigration.'
  3. 'Such fees at present constitute about half the budget of the FDA's drug review center.'
  4. 'Although important, medications for heart failure constitute only half of the treatment program.'
  5. 'Since the partition of the country, Muslims constitute only 11 percent of the population.'
  6. 'Depleted uranium constitutes one of largest radioactive and toxic-waste by-products of the nuclear age.'
  7. 'Europe was increasingly concentrating power into the hands of elite groups, who constituted a very small proportion of the total population.'
  8. 'They are present in all eukaryotic genomes, where they constitute the most abundant class of mobile DNA.'
  9. 'This combined migratory population constituted more than 68 percent of Israel's population at its inception in 1948.'
  10. 'At present, credits constitute 40 per cent of the banks' assets to give them the top slot in the banks' assets.'
  11. 'there were enough members present to constitute a quorum'
  12. 'Together they constituted a quite damning indictment of the whole program.'
  13. 'Most of us have a collection of old photographs that constitutes the ‘family album.’'
  14. 'Since members of the opposite sex constituted the most evolutionarily significant resources in the environment, competition for reproduction should be extremely effective.'
  15. 'Like ‘body’, dance's meanings and functions have been constituted differently at distinct moments in history.'
  16. 'The data I have presented here constitute only a very modest beginning toward meeting the challenge.'
  17. 'Taken as a whole, these essays constitute a reasonably valuable addition to the scholarship on Japanese-Turkish relations.'
  18. 'Unlike the European Central Bank, its members do not necessarily constitute a cohesive professional college.'
  19. 'This left 1,948 aligned positions, which constituted the ‘whole’ data set.'
  20. 'If this is the case, then limited liability does not constitute the whole of the problem and removing it would be only a partial solution.'
  21. 'There is, as a consequence, some repetition and little sense that the eleven articles constitute a coherent whole.'
  22. 'Any breach will constitute grounds for expulsion from the event.'
  23. 'But, we tell ourselves, getting titles like this into print constitutes an important cultural contribution.'
  24. 'Failure to comply constitutes an act of discrimination.'
  25. 'He said such an act constitutes a fraud which could be addressed by the courts of law, adding that such incidents should not be allowed by the farming community.'
  26. 'If my familiarity with the paper constitutes a ‘conflict of interest,’ then I'm guilty.'
  27. 'That image constitutes my first real memory of a game.'
  28. 'It followed that the government of Venice could not abide papal intrusion into its affairs, an act that constituted an assault on its sovereignty.'
  29. 'The majority of these were ruled out of consideration because the complaint did not constitute an offence or breach of discipline.'
  30. 'Failure to act may constitute a waiver of the breach and, in certain circumstances, a variation of the agreement.'
  31. 'Every act constituting torture under the Convention constitutes a criminal offense under the law of the United States.'
Give legal or constitutional form to (an institution); establish by law.
  1. 'No one doubts that legal consequences may flow from political facts, and that sovereignty is a political fact for which no purely legal authority can be constituted…'
  2. 'It was paid pursuant to a compromise of legal proceedings and it is a trite law that that constitutes a completely new agreement.'
  3. 'The statute constituting the Court of Appeal treats interlocutory appeals as being in a lower category than final appeals; the appeal may be heard by two Lords Justices instead of by three.'
  4. 'The Sanhedrin and other duly constituted courts cannot be established until this ordination is reinstituted.'
  5. 'The original amendment to public finance law constitutes that the reserve cannot be used for any purpose other than one specifically recommended by the Finance and Economics Committee and approved by the States.'
  6. 'The Court was constituted - were there any others in dissent on this point?'

More definitions

1. to compose; form: mortar constituted of lime and sand.

2. to appoint to an office or function; make or create: He was constituted treasurer.

3. to establish (laws, an institution, etc.).

4. to give legal form to (an assembly, court, etc.).

5. to create or be tantamount to: Imports constitute a challenge to local goods.

6. Archaic. to set or place.

More examples(as adjective)

"evidences can be constituting."

"sorts can be constituting."

"developments can be constituting."


(constitute)Late Middle English: from Latin constitut- ‘established, appointed’, from the verb constituere, from con- ‘together’ + statuere ‘set up’.