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consist in (something)

To have something be the sole, primary, or most important element or aspect. Diplomacy consists in open, thoughtful communication, not tearing down others with whom one disagrees. Being a good parent consists in doing what most benefits your child—whether they are happy with that or not.
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consist of (something)

To be made up of (something). Your grade consists of several factors, such as homework, projects, and test scores.
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consist of someone or something

to include people or things; to be made up of people or things. This bread consists of flour, water, sugar, oil, and yeast. The U.S. Senate consists of two elected officials from each state.
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consist of

To have something as components; be made up of something: The English test consisted of four essays.
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Railway Hospital Quetta consists of 63 beds and 30.2 canals.
The corner property consists of 4 residential units and 1 store.
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Region B consists of Ashby, Ashburnham, Fitchburg and Westminster.
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The gallery's front room contained Story Study Print, which consists of two 16-mm film projections.
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The record range consists of one firing 20 rounds of ammunition from the fox-hole-supported position and 20 rounds from a prone-unsupported position.
According to Ayurveda and yoga, nature consists of three subtle qualities, known as sattva, rajas, and tamas.
Each level consists of two books: Technique, in which basic concepts and exercises are presented, and Repertoire, a collection of original compositions intended to reinforce each technical concept.
The Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI) consists of 40 items designed to measure students' attitudes toward mathematics (Tapia, 1996).
Compost consists mainly of humus, a dark brown blend of biochemical compounds created when organic materials decompose.
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We celebrate by putting up decorations and serving food from the culture being highlighted; wearing the dress and playing music of the culture; having a program that consists of dancers and fashion shows; and singing the national anthem of the featured country.