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consist

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verb con·sist \kən-ˈsist\

Definition of consist

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  lie, reside —usually used with in <liberty consists in the absence of obstructions — A. E. Housman>

  3. 2 archaic a :  exist, be b :  to be capable of existing

  4. 3 :  to be composed or made up —usually used with of <breakfast consisted of cereal, milk, and fruit>

  5. 4 :  to be consistent <it consists with the facts>



Examples of consist

  1. <that account consists with the information in the other reports>



Origin of consist

Middle French & Latin; Middle French consister, from Latin consistere, literally, to stop, stand still, from com- + sistere to take a stand; akin to Latin stare to stand — more at stand


First Known Use: 1526


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consist

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noun con·sist \ˈkän-ˌsist\

Definition of consist

  1. :  makeup or composition (as of coal sizes or a railroad train) by classes, types, or grades and arrangement



1898

First Known Use of consist

1898




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