verb (used with object), constituted, constituting.
to compose; form:
mortar constituted of lime and sand.
to appoint to an office or function; make or create:
He was constituted treasurer.
to establish (laws, an institution, etc.).
to give legal form to (an assembly, court, etc.).
to create or be tantamount to:
Imports constitute a challenge to local goods.
Archaic. to set or place.
to make up; form; compose: the people who constitute a jury
to appoint to an office or function: a legally constituted officer
to set up (a school or other institution) formally; found
(law) to give legal form to (a court, assembly, etc)
(law, obsolete) to set up or enact (a law)
noun 1. the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction. 2. the amount consumed: the high consumption of gasoline. 3. Economics. the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value. 4. Pathology. Older Use. tuberculosis of the lungs. progressive wasting of the body. noun 1. the act of consuming or the […]
[self-kuh n-teynd, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈteɪnd, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. containing in oneself or itself all that is necessary; independent. 2. reserved or uncommunicative. 3. self-controlled or self-possessed. 4. (of a machine or mechanism) complete in itself. self-contained adjective 1. containing within itself all parts necessary for completeness 2. (of a flat) having its own kitchen, bathroom, […]
[self-kuh n-teyn-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈteɪn mənt, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the state of being self-contained.
[self-kon-tuh m-pley-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act or process of thinking about oneself or one’s values, beliefs, behavior, etc.