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    Is there any word "constitue"

    Dear Teachers,
    Please help me out with the meaning of the word 'Constitue'. I found that in a science book and am not able to understand.

    "The two processes constitue a thermodynamic cycle"

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    Post Re: Is there any word "constitue"

    I think it means:
    The two processes form what is called "thermodynamic cycle".

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    Re: Is there any word "constitue"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    Dear Teachers,
    Please help me out with the meaning of the word 'Constitue'. I found that in a science book and am not able to understand.

    "The two processes constitue a thermodynamic cycle"

    Thank you all
    Regards
    S
    It's a typo for constitute. The "t" is dropped in the related word "constituent", so (as the omission is not uncommon) it could be a spelling mistake rather than just a slip.

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    Re: Is there any word "constitue"

    In addition, it means together those two processes make up a single cycle, as in process-X and process-Y make up cylce-Z ;i.e., X + Y = Z

    "The two processes constitute/make up a thermodynamic cycle"

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