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2. In genetics, descriptive of a gene that is controlled by constantly active promoter.
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(kŏn′stĭ-to͞o′tĭv, -tyo͞o′-)
1. Making a thing what it is; essential.
2. Of or relating to the synthesis of a protein or an enzyme at a constant rate regardless of physiological demand or the concentration of a substrate.

con′sti·tu′tive·ly adv.
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Gu, "On a statistical damage constitutive model for rock materials," Computers & Geosciences, vol.
As von Mises yield criterion has been adopted to analyse the constitutive behaviour of the rolled material, these two yield surfaces can be generally expressed by (for the plane-stress condition, [[sigma].sub.3] = 0) [42]
The damage constitutive model of cemented sand can be obtained by simultaneously solving Equations (5), (12), and (14).
explanation must provide a metaphysical account of the constitutive
He maintained that the underlying reciprocity conditions that he called "Trust" (Garfinkel 1963) was a constitutive requirement for the social practices that are the bedrock of social solidarities.
What is required is an account of how other human beings and our own human potential are constitutive goods, that is, respect-worthy, reverence-worthy, love-worthy, etc., such that they constitute certain goods (viz., different kinds of virtues) that define for us the good life.
The fibers follow a uniaxial stress-strain linear and nonlinear relation of each particular material, and although there is not an explicit constitutive relation between sections they stem from integration of the outcomes and it is a method which can provide good results [15].
In the new statistical damage constitutive model, rocks are assumed to consist of numerous mesoscopic elements.
Therefore, TM waves can full-pass the biaxial anisotropic slab, independent of the thickness of the slab as long as constitutive parameters match the condition in Table 2.
From the new constitutive model, we can see that when n = 1 and [alpha] = 0, it transforms to neo-Hookean model; when n = 1, it transforms to Mooney-Rivlin model.
The purpose of this article is to extend a constitutive equation for transversly isotropic functionally graded rubber-like materials in large deformation and different strain rate.
But with the appearance of living things the interactive dimension comes into play in addition to the constitutive one: insofar as biological systems actively maintain their organization, biological systems exercise agency and are in consequence autonomous in a way that chemical autopoietic systems are not.