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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

consist of

To have something as components; be made up of something: The English test consisted of four essays.
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When a family is complete, it consists of freemen and slaves; but as in every subject we should begin with examining into the smallest parts of which it consists, and as the first and smallest parts of a family are the master and slave, the husband and wife, the father and child, let us first inquire into these three, what each of them may be, and what they ought to be; that is to say, the herile, the nuptial, and the paternal.
If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote.
A Sentence or Phrase is a composite significant sound, some at least of whose parts are in themselves significant; for not every such group of words consists of verbs and nouns--'the definition of man,' for example - -but it may dispense even with the verb.
As to their military affairs, they boast that the king's army consists of a hundred and seventy-six thousand foot, and thirty-two thousand horse: if that may be called an army, which is made up of tradesmen in the several cities, and farmers in the country, whose commanders are only the nobility and gentry, without pay or reward.
According to details, Cantt hospital Karachi consists of 120 beds and 20.9 canals and approved vacancies are 120 from grade 1 to 16 while total working employees are 78 and on above grade 17, there are 21 approved vacancies from government and working employees are only 11.
The primary building, which fronts Central Park Avenue, consists of approximately 22,300 square feet and is anchored by a new AutoZone.
Today, Arabtec Holding consists of operating companies, which span all segments of the construction cycle
It consists of 21 residential apartments and 3 retail stores.
Region One consists of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Eighth, and 14th circuits; Region Two consists of the Sixth, 10th, 12th, 13th, and 20th circuits; Region Three consists of the 11th and 16th circuits; Region Four consists of the 15th, 17th, and 19th circuits; and, Region Five consists of the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and 18th circuits.
According to the Sindh Local Government Act 2013, the population of a union council and a union committee ranges between 10,000 to 15,000 people while a ward in the Municipal Committee consists of between 4,000 to 5,000 inhabitants against 2,000 to 3,000 residents in a ward under a Town Committee.
The retail element consists of an anchor unit, with incorporated off licence, with a gross floor area of 546.9 m2 and 4 retail units of various areas, totalling 292.8 m2.
It consists of an aqueous plastic dispersion based on an acrylate polymer; alcohol, wherein the alcohol is ethanol, propanol, or a mixture of ethanol and propanol; a moisture-retention agent, wherein the moisture-retention agent is selected from the group consisting of a single moisture-retention agent and a plurality of moisture-retention agents; a polyoxyethylene glycerin fatty acid ester; colorant; water; and additives selected from the group consisting of skin care agents and preservatives.
Fashion Asia is segregated as "streets" and in the ground floor, the "Main Street" consists of 18 retailers for coffee, flower, chocolates, mobile phones, diamonds, gold, etc.
has obtained a patent for a pigment comprised of (a) optionally a layer consisting of a metal, (b) at least one layer, which is located between the layers (a) and (c), if a layer (a) is present, and consists of the metal, silicon (Si) and oxygen (O), obtained by calcination of plane-parallel structures (flakes) comprising at least one layer consisting of a metal and at least one layer consisting of Si[O.sub.2] with 0.70 [less than or equal to] z [less than or equal to] 2.0, in a non-oxidizing atmosphere and (c) optionally a layer consisting of Si[O.sub.2] on layer (b), wherein 0.70 [less than or equal to] z [less than or equal to] 2.0, wherein the metal of layer a, when present, is the metal of layer b.