Meaning of CONSTITUTIVE in English


/ ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːtɪv; NAmE ˌkɑːnstəˈtuːtɪv/ adjective

( formal ) constitutive (of sth) forming a part, often an essential part, of sth :

Memory is constitutive of identity.



late 16th cent.: from late Latin constitutivus , from constitut- established, from the verb constituere , from con- together + statuere set up.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.