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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

v.
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.
The property consists of 7 two-story apartment buildings, 4 two-story townhouse unit apartment buildings, and a single story leasing office building, on a 6.
The Goodyear Medal Award consists of $6,000, a framed certificate, lifetime Rubber Division membership and $1,000 for expenses incurred incidental to attending the awards ceremony, as well as two nights lodging at the Division meeting.
VNU Marketing Information now consists of ACNielsen (excluding the above mentioned subsidiaries), Spectra Marketing Systems, Trade Dimensions, MediaPlan, Claritas and Solucient.
The scheme consists of a warehouse, a barrel-vaulted office building and a training pavilion, each of which has a structural steel frame and external walls of the new cladding panel system, with panels being a composed of layers of insulation, stucco and weatherproofing.
The pictures effectively rule out the possibility that this alloy consists of a jumble of tiny, "multi-twinned" conventional crystals.
Market definition - The truck rental market consists of the hire fee revenues for all commercial trucks of greater than 3.
The property consists of four contiguous parcels and buyers may bid on one or a combination of all parcels.
The engines market consists of stationary engines used for non-utility power generation.
Asia-Pacific consists of Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea and Taiwan.
Approximately 70% of the pool consists of loans secured by new vehicles.
Market Definition - The pharmaceuticals market consists of ethical drugs only and does not include consumer healthcare or animal healthcare.