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consist

[v. kuh n-sist; n. kon-sist] /v. kənˈsɪst; n. ˈkɒn sɪst/
verb (used without object)
1.
to be made up or composed (usually followed by of):
This cake consists mainly of sugar, flour, and butter.
2.
to be comprised or contained (usually followed by in):
Her charm does not consist only in her beauty.
3.
Archaic. to exist together or be capable of existing together.
4.
Obsolete. to insist; urge.
noun
5.
Railroads.
  1. the rolling stock, exclusive of the locomotive, making up a train.
  2. a record made of this rolling stock.
Origin of consist
1520-1530
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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  • The hind teeth, consisting of premolars and molars, are used for grinding.

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  • His attire was neat and faultless, consisting of black frock-coat, grey trousers, and a small lay-down collar.

British Dictionary definitions for consisting

consist

/kənˈsɪst/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(foll by of) to be composed (of); be formed (of): syrup consists of sugar and water
2.
foll by in or of. to have its existence (in); lie (in); be expressed (by): his religion consists only in going to church
3.
to be compatible or consistent; accord
Word Origin
C16: from Latin consistere to halt, stand firm, from sistere to stand, cause to stand; related to stāre to stand
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Word Origin and History for consisting

consist

v.

1520s, from Middle French consister (14c.) or directly from Latin consistere "to stand firm, take a standing position, stop, halt," from com- "together" (see com-) + sistere "to place," causative of stare "to be standing" (see assist). Related: Consisted; consisting.

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