CONSTITUENT

noun. A language component which is a part of a bigger and more involved component. Even though the word is employed in the more customary types of sentence parsing, it is primarily utilized these days in association with the kind of examination used in phrase-structure grammar and various other types of generative grammar.

CONSTITUENT: "In sentences, sometimes one clause is placed within another constituent part of the sentence."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONSTITUENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/constituent/ (accessed July 15, 2020).
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