[verb kuh n-sist; noun kon-sist] /verb kənˈsɪst; noun ˈkɒn sɪst/
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.
(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
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.
[kuh n-sis-tuh-ree] /kənˈsɪs tə ri/ noun, plural consistories. 1. any of various ecclesiastical councils or tribunals. 2. the place where such a council or tribunal meets. 3. the meeting of any such body. 4. Roman Catholic Church. a solemn assembly of the whole body of cardinals, summoned and presided over by the pope. 5. Anglican […]
[adjective, noun kuh n-soh-shee-it, -eyt, -see-; verb kuh n-soh-shee-eyt, -see-] /adjective, noun kənˈsoʊ ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -si-; verb kənˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-/ adjective, noun, verb (used without object), consociated, consociating. 1. . verb (kənˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt) 1. to enter into or bring into friendly association adjective (kənˈsəʊʃɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) 2. associated or united noun (kənˈsəʊʃɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) 3. an associate […]
[kuh n-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee-] /kənˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-/ noun 1. the act of uniting in association. 2. an association of churches or religious orders. 3. Ecology. a climax community in which a single species is dominant.
/kənˈsəʊʃiːz/ noun (pl) -cies 1. (ecology) a natural community with a single dominant species