Consist



[verb kuh n-sist; noun kon-sist] /verb kənˈsɪst; noun 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.

/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
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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