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con·sist  (kn-sst)
intr.v. con·sist·ed, con·sist·ing, con·sists
1. To be made up or composed: New York City consists of five boroughs. See Usage Note at include.
2. To have a basis; reside or lie: The beauty of the artists style consists in its simplicity.
3. To be compatible; accord: The information consists with her account.

[Latin cnsistere, to stand still, to be composed of : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sistere, to cause to stand; see st- in Indo-European roots.]

consist  /knsst/  phrasal v. insep. [T] to be made up of, (syn.) to be composed of: The problem consists of two parts. consist

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