Constitutive



[kon-sti-too-tiv, -tyoo-] /ˈkɒn stɪˌtu tɪv, -ˌtyu-/

adjective
1.
constituent; making a thing what it is; essential.
2.
having power to establish or enact.
3.
Physics, Chemistry. pertaining to a molecular property determined primarily by the arrangement of atoms in the molecule rather than by their nature or number.
/ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːtɪv/
adjective
1.
having power to enact, appoint, or establish
2.
(chem) (of a physical property) determined by the arrangement of atoms in a molecule rather than by their nature
3.
(biochem) (of an enzyme) formed continuously, irrespective of the cell’s needs
4.
another word for constituent (sense 1)
adj.

c.1600, “having the power of establishing,” also “elemental, essential,” from Medieval Latin *constitutivus, from constitut-, past participle stem of constituere (see constitute). Related: Constitutively.

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