Meaning of CONSTITUTIVE in English


— constitutively , adv.

/kon"sti tooh'tiv, -tyooh'-/ , adj.

1. constituent; making a thing what it is; essential.

2. having power to establish or enact.

3. Physics , Chem. pertaining to a molecular property determined primarily by the arrangement of atoms in the molecule rather than by their nature or number.

[ 1585-95; CONSTITUTE + -IVE ]

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