One of the harmonic elements in a mathematical expression for the tide-producing force and in corresponding formulas for the tide or tidal current. Each constituent represents a periodic change or variation in the relative positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. A single constituent is usually written in the form y = A cos (at + à), in which y is a function of time as expressed by the symbol t and is reckoned from a specific origin. The coefficient A is called the amplitude of the constituent and is a measure of its relative importance. The angle (at + à) changes uniformly and its value at any time is called the phase of the constituent. The speed of the constituent is the rate of change in its phase and is represented by the symbol a in the formula. The quantity a is the phase of the constituent at the initial instant from which the time is reckoned. The period of the constituent is the time required for the phase to change through 360° and is the cycle of the astronomical condition represented by the constituent.
A citizen of a state or district who is represented by an elected official and who is eligible to vote for that official. | Since he was a constituent of Senator Kelly, Harold contacted her regarding the issue. [ Lesson 1
A constituent is someone who can or does appoint or elect (and often by implication can also remove or recall) another as their agent or representative. A constituency is all the constituents of a particular agent or representative.
The parts of a given structure. For example, in the noun phrase The ancient mariner there are (a) a noun - which is the obligatory constituent of a noun phrase; and (b) a determiner and an adjective - which are optional constituents.
A constituent is a word, or word group, that functions are a grammatical unit within a clause (e.g. subject, verb, direct object, indirect object, etc.). Example: The following sentence is composed of three constituents: â€œ(1) The God of Israel (2) created (3) the heavens and the earth.
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"
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"
Any individual interested in or affected by fishery recovery and management decisions. Constituents include the general public, consumptive and non-consumptive resource users, and members of the scientific community.