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consist

[ verb kuhn-sist; noun kon-sist ]
/ verb kənˈsɪst; noun ˈkɒn sɪst /
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verb (used without object)
to be made up or composed (usually followed by of): This cake consists mainly of sugar, flour, and butter.
to be comprised or contained (usually followed by in): Her charm does not consist only in her beauty.
Archaic. to exist together or be capable of existing together.
Obsolete. to insist; urge.
noun
Railroads.
  1. the rolling stock, exclusive of the locomotive, making up a train.
  2. a record made of this rolling stock.
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Origin of consist

1520–30; <Latin consistere to stand together, stand firm, equivalent to con-con- + sistere to cause to stand, reduplicative v. akin to stāre to stand
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British Dictionary definitions for consist

consist
/ (kənˈsɪst) /

verb (intr)
(foll by of) to be composed (of); be formed (of)syrup consists of sugar and water
(foll by in or of) to have its existence (in); lie (in); be expressed (by)his religion consists only in going to church
to be compatible or consistent; accord

Word Origin for consist

C16: from Latin consistere to halt, stand firm, from sistere to stand, cause to stand; related to stāre to stand
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