March 20, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
constitution /ˌkɑːnstəˈtuːʃən/ noun

plural constitutions

The soldiers have a tough constitution.
The soldiers have a tough constitution.
Learner's definition of CONSTITUTION

1 [count]

a : the system of beliefs and laws by which a country, state, or organization is governed

  • The state's constitution has strict rules about what tax money can be used for.

  • The right to free speech is guaranteed by the (U.S.) Constitution.

  • Members of the club have drafted a new constitution.

b : a document that describes this system

  • The state's original constitution is on display at the museum.

2 [count] : the physical health and condition of a person or animal

  • He has a robust/weak/tough constitution.

  • Only animals with strong constitutions are able to survive the island's harsh winters.

3 [noncount] formal : the form or structure of something

  • What is the molecular constitution of the chemical?

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