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Phrase vs. Constituent

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Phrasenoun

A short written or spoken expression.

Constituentadjective

being a part, or component of a whole

Phrasenoun

(grammar) A word or group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence, usually consisting of a head, or central word, and elaborating words.

Constituentadjective

authorized to make a constitution

Phrasenoun

(music) A small section of music in a larger piece.

Constituentnoun

A part, or component of a whole

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Phrasenoun

(archaic) A mode or form of speech; diction; expression.

Constituentnoun

A person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs

Phraseverb

(transitive) To express (an action, thought or idea) by means of particular words.

‘I wasn't sure how to phrase my condolences without sounding patronising.’;

Constituentnoun

A resident of an area represented by an elected official

Phraseverb

To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.

Constituentnoun

A voter of an area represented by an elected official

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Phraseverb

To divide into melodic phrases.

Constituentnoun

A voter of a [political] candidate. A supporter of a cause

Phrasenoun

A brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression by themselves, or being a portion of a sentence; as, an adverbial phrase.

‘"Convey" the wise it call. "Steal!" foh! a fico for the phrase.’;

Constituentnoun

(law) One who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact

Phrasenoun

A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.

Constituentnoun

(grammar) A functional element of a phrase or clause

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Phrasenoun

A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression.

‘Thou speak'stIn better phrase and matter than thou didst.’;

Constituentadjective

Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component.

‘Body, soul, and reason are the three parts necessarily constituent of a man.’;

Phrasenoun

A short clause or portion of a period.

Constituentadjective

Having the power of electing or appointing.

‘A question of right arises between the constituent and representative body.’;

Phraseverb

To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style.

Constituentnoun

The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.

‘Their first composure and origination require a higher and nobler constituent than chance.’;

Phraseverb

To use proper or fine phrases.

Constituentnoun

That which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element.

‘We know how to bring these constituents together, and to cause them to form water.’;

Phraseverb

To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase, n., 4.

Constituentnoun

One for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; - correlative to representative.

‘The electors in the district of a representative in Congress, or in the legislature of a State, are termed his constituents.’; ‘To appeal from the representatives to the constituents.’;

Phrasenoun

an expression forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence but not containing a finite verb

Constituentnoun

A person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.

Phrasenoun

a short musical passage

Constituentnoun

an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system;

‘spare components for cars’; ‘a component or constituent element of a system’;

Phrasenoun

an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up

Constituentnoun

a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes;

‘needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected’;

Phraseverb

put into words or an expression;

‘He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees’;

Constituentnoun

(grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction

Phrase

In syntax and grammar, a phrase is a group of words which act together as a grammatical unit. For instance, the English expression is a noun phrase which contains the adjective phrase .

‘the very happy squirrel’; ‘very happy’;

Constituentnoun

an abstract part of something;

‘jealousy was a component of his character’; ‘two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony’; ‘the grammatical elements of a sentence’; ‘a key factor in her success’; ‘humor: an effective ingredient of a speech’;

Constituentadjective

constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

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