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constitution

 [kon″stĭ-too´shun]
1. the make-up or functional habit of the body, determined by the genetic, biochemical, and physiologic endowment of the individual, and modified in great measure by environmental factors.
2. in chemistry, the atoms making up a molecule and the way they are linked, the property that distinguishes a compound from its structural isomers.

con·sti·tu·tion

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn),
1. The physical makeup of a body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms or other disease processes.
2. chemistry the number and kind of atoms in the molecule and the relation they bear to each other.
[L. constitutio, constitution, disposition, fr. constituo, pp. -stitutus, to establish, fr. statuo, to set up]

constitution

Fringe medicine
Iris constitution, see there.

Homeopathy
Constitutional type, see there.
 
Psychiatry
A person’s intrinsic physical and psychologic endowment. Constitution may refer to a person’s physical inheritance or intellectual potential.

Vox populi
The founding document for a government, which delineates its essential principles and the rights of its people.

constitution

Psychiatry A person's intrinsic physical and psychologic endowment; sometimes used more narrowly to indicate physical inheritance or intellectual potential

con·sti·tu·tion

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn)
1. The physical makeup of a body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms.
2. chemistry The number and kind of atoms in the molecule and the relation they bear to each other.
[L. constitutio, constitution, disposition, fr. constituo, pp. -stitutus, to establish, fr. statuo, to set up]

con·sti·tu·tion

(kon'sti-tū'shŭn)
The physical makeup of a body, including the mode of performance of its functions, the activity of its metabolic processes, the manner and degree of its reactions to stimuli, and its power of resistance to the attack of pathogenic organisms or other disease processes.
[L. constitutio, constitution, disposition, fr. constituo, pp. -stitutus, to establish, fr. statuo, to set up]

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Q. What really constitutes ADD? Don't all kids have short attention spans because they are curious? What I'm saying is. I'm a very curious fellow, so, therefore, I cannot hold my attention to one thing for more than a minute. Does this mean I have ADD?

A. to what you said about how come they didn't have all these problems lots of years ago, I'll have to say it is true the kids today have a lot more stimulations than what kids had a 100 years ago, though, these problems- ADD and ADHD did exist, even with less things around to lose focus to. even about 20 years ago, when the awareness was too small, teachers just called these kids "stupid" or slow, cause they wern't able to listen for a long period of time and then did'nt know what to answer when asked. the awareness helped save lots of very smart focusless kids...

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Each year, November 26 is celebrated as the Constitution Day to commemorate its implementation as on this day in the year 1950 the Indian Constitution came into effect.
The final edition of the Constitution of Azerbaijan SSR, adopted on April 21, 1978, was in line with the USSR Constitution, like the previous editions.
It is as if it is legislating almost for all time since the provisions of the constitution can only be amended at a very high bar for approval.
Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi in his message said the tradition of celebrating the Constitution Day will not only reinforce amongst us the spirit to uphold the supremacy of the Constitution but will also educate our future generations about the importance of democracy and democratic governance.
She also said the Constitution is imbued with God-given rights such as right to be presumed innocent and right to due process.
To them, it is important to adhere to what the Constitution states.
Writing it into the Constitution shows the authority of Xi's thought, which demands the Party to obey and promote the development of the theory,' Cai Zhiqiang, a professor at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee said.
He also pointed to that the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly has assigned its members with drafting the constitution which comprises 220 articles.
The resistance is legitimized and justified by the mandatory nature of compliance with the constitution even if it is not legitimate in terms of form and substance.
Unfortunately, he mischaracterizes our position and disregards an important aspect of the Constitution in the service of his own political philosophy.
Unsure what Moussa meant by the "requirements of the 21 st century", we ask here a more fundamental question: does the constitution matter?
The Ba Women s Forum supports, Fiji s new Constitution we had a few sessions before the Constitution was assented and we also had the opportunity to make our submissions.

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