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constitution

Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːnstəˈtuːʃən; ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən/

Translation of constitution in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (of country) constitución (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Those of us who worry about the constitution will face the precedent that this Government has established of being able to tinker with judges.
    • Even from the standpoint of elementary bourgeois democratic principles, the constitution is a travesty.
    • All that the Government can think of is to hang on to power - never mind about the constitution, democratic principle, or what is right.
    1.2 (of association, party) estatutos (masculine plural)
  • 2 countable/numerable (of person) constitución (feminine), complexión (feminine) to have a strong/weak constitution ser* de constitución or complexión fuerte/débil
    Example sentences
    • Unless planets are afflicted in Leo, the sign usually indicates strong vitality and a healthy constitution.
    • Clinically, it has been used to treat patients with reduced physical strength, cold constitution, anemia and anorexia.
    • This shows that in the early years of life the subject's health was poor or delicate, but with care, the subject in later years developed robust vitality and a strong constitution.
    Example sentences
    • Depending on which elements are dominant in our constitution we display certain characteristics and tendencies linked to those elemental qualities.
    • This process highlights one of the truly bizarre characteristics of the Canadian constitution.
    • Don't laugh, we with delicate psychological constitutions find life a bit much now and then.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (make-up, composition) constitución (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Advances in knowledge also indicate that a person's genetic constitution influences the risk of cancer after irradiation.
    • Even her insight is nothing more than the complex and dynamic active traces of her genetic constitution and personal history.
    • The particular powers had by a given object have their basis in its underlying nature - its chemical, physical, or genetic constitution and structure.
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable (establishment) constitución (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The Erie Brackish Water desalination plant shall be overseen by the Department of the Interior, both during its constitution and following its completion.
    • This return of the ‘real’ marks an outside always present within discourse, for the outside is continuously abjected by discourse during its constitution.
    • During its constitution, this system is shaped to be blind to the components of the organism itself and, at the same time, acquires an astonishing capacity to detect a myriad of structures, even ones which do not occur in nature.

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