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Definitions and meanings of "Constitutive"

What do we mean by constitutive?

Making a thing what it is; essential. adjective

Having power to institute, establish, or enact. adjective

Of or relating to the synthesis of a protein or an enzyme at a constant rate regardless of physiological demand or the concentration of a substrate. adjective

Constituting, forming, or composing; constituent; elemental; essential.

Having power to enact or establish; instituting.

In the Kantian philosophy, principles according to which an object of pure intuition can be constructed a priori: opposed to regulative principles (which see, unite regulative).

In physical chemistry, a term introduced by Ostwald to denote those properties of a compound which depend on the constitution of the molecule, or on the mode of union and arrangement of the atoms in the molecule.

Tending or assisting to constitute or compose; elemental; essential. adjective

Having power to enact, establish, or create; instituting; determining. adjective

Having the power or authority to constitute, establish or enact something adjective

Having the power or authority to appoint someone to office adjective

That makes something what it is; essential adjective

That forms a constituent part of something else adjective

(of an enzyme) that is continuously produced at a constant rate adjective

Constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup) adjective

Having the power or authority to constitute, establish or enact something

Having the power or authority to appoint someone to office

Extremely important, essential

That forms a constituent part of something else

(of an enzyme) that is continuously produced at a constant rate

A document which proclaims and defines the fundamental right of women to sexual equality with respect to the freedom to go about bare-chested in public with the same legal impunity that is enjoyed by men. Urban Dictionary

Pooping. Having a bowel movement worth taking a long time. Someone who takes a morning constitutional is often said to be a member of the "ten minute club." Urban Dictionary

A magical document that always agrees with you. Urban Dictionary

Bowel movement, poo, dump, crap--- generally in the morning Urban Dictionary

1: A now-irrelevant document which once provided freedom for Americans. Replaced by the Patriot Act, a sugar-coated document that repeals all civil liberties that Americans once enjoyed. 2: The Bush administration's toilet paper. Urban Dictionary

Once the writen law of the United States, now it's just spare toilet paper for the White House. Urban Dictionary

*A person's build. *A thing's appearance. *A nation's VITAL document regarding how it works, and, for example, what freedoms the people are allowed. Urban Dictionary

Was last seen burning in George Bush's fireplace Urban Dictionary

A once important document that replaced the Bush administration's dry biscuit in a wild and animalistic struggle for victory and stature for reasons unknown to the average American who is slowly learning to take freedom more seriously and not for granted while poor George, who couldn't get it up quick enough (unlike his predecessor), can't have desert until he eats his din din.. Urban Dictionary

The greatest form of writing to ever exist. It is the only true thing that shows how much freedom we're supposed to be having in the USA. However, dumbasses like George W. Bush have never even looked at it and conservatives think they can change it around to meet their own selfish needs and beliefs. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Constitutive

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The word "constitutive" in example sentences

Not unlike any other term constitutive of our political vocabulary, ❋ Jack Kerwick (2010)

"The new design of the referendum, which we call constitutive, will be acted on by Kenyans to adopt the draft constitution. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Our love-icons and constellations of love-imagery aren't perennials, they're rather what archaeologist Colin Renfrew calls constitutive symbols: "in defining symbols, we are not just playing with words, but recognising features of the material world with which human individuals come to engage"; "that engagement . . . is socially mediated, and it comes about when other features of the society make that feasible." ❋ Unknown (2011)

Such rules are the so-called constitutive rules, as opposed to regulative rules (the terminology is taken from Kant). ❋ Unknown (2009)

Mary Midgely's 1967 article “The Game Game” takes the argument further, in an attempt to refute Rawls 'claim that the notion of constitutive rules can truly capture the nature of a game. ❋ Unknown (2009)

For a brief discussion of the notion of constitutive luck see the following supplementary document: ❋ Lippert-Rasmussen, Kasper (2009)

Some theorists, notably Searle (Searle 1995), have sought to identify institutions with a particular species of rule, namely, so called constitutive rules. ❋ Miller, Seumas (2007)

The property that is constitutive of an event is essential to that event; thus Lawrence Lombard (Lombard 1986) calls the constitutive property of an event a "property essence" of that event. ❋ Wetzel, Thomas (2003)

My chief disagreement with Doug is over the extent to which interpersonal morality, and in particular a principled dedication to rights, can be identified as a constitutive part of human flourishing. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Jyoti Jaiswal, a research assistant professor and Sanford Simon, head of the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics at Rockefeller University, examined the most common form of cellular export process called constitutive exocytosis, a continual ferrying of goods involved in the regular life and maintenance of all eukaryotic cells. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The digital version of this was made famous by Lawrence Lessig in his stuff on Code, of course, and it would seem to correspond with the "constitutive" in S&Z's attempt. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Thus Marlies Galenkamp holds that a right-holding group has to possess a strong form of intra-group solidarity and has to be the kind of group that communitarians describe as a constitutive community (1993, 81 “ 100, 111 “ 2, ❋ Jones, Peter (2008)

In this regard, it should be noticed that some of the enhancers that we define as "constitutive," in fact show LPS-induced increases in Pol_II levels that do not reach the threshold we set for the inclusion among the inducible peaks. ❋ Francesca De Santa Et Al. (2010)

In contrast, Tsai said, woody perennial trees like Populus, which face environmental stress throughout their long lifetimes, have evolved other pathways to synthesize salicylic acid and other chemicals for "constitutive" defense - meaning these compounds are produced all the time ❋ Unknown (2009)

a "constitutive" account of what states of consciousness are (as the functionalist does), but rather as an account of "the conditions under which consciousness exists in the actual world." ❋ Unknown (2010)

She [joked] that the first and second [amendments] to the ConsTITution guaranty freedom of beach and the right to [bare breasts]. ❋ ΔиłĦ☼иצ ߀₡ʞ (2011)

[Finished] [my coffee], now is time for my [morning constitutional]. ❋ Adam_knows (2017)

You can't [charge] $14 for movie [popcorn] because [the Constitution] says so! ❋ BillieJeanIsNotMyLover (2018)

Having [a bowl] of [Irish oatmeal] helped him with his [morning constitutional]. ❋ Nycgirlh (2007)

[The Constitution] WAS an important [document] in [American history]. ❋ AnyoneButBush '04 (2003)

[Bit] by [bit], [the Constitution] is being turned into a useless [piece of paper]. ❋ Angry (2003)

"The [US Constitution] is not only [vital], but [sacred] as well." -me ❋ Dave (2004)

makes great [smores] that [smell] like [freedom]! ❋ Suckage (2005)

Poor [George].. can't stomach his own [porridge], but [the constitution] tastes grrrrrrrrrREAT!!!. ❋ De Frosting Le Lobster (2010)

[Too bad] [our president] isn't doing things that are said in [the Constitution]. ❋ Weirdgirl (2003)

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