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Meaning of consist

con•sist

Pronunciation: (v.kun-sist'n.kon'sist), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to be made up or composed (usually fol. by of&hasp;): This cake consists mainly of sugar, flour, and butter.
  2. to be comprised or contained (usually fol. by in): Her charm does not consist only in her beauty.
  3. to exist together or be capable of existing together.
  4. to insist; urge.
—n.
    1. the rolling stock, exclusive of the locomotive, making up a train.
    2. a record made of this rolling stock.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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