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con·sist  audio  (kn-sst) KEY 

intr.v.
con·sist·ed, con·sist·ing, con·sists
  1. To be made up or composed: New York City consists of five boroughs. See Usage Note at include.
  2. To have a basis; reside or lie: The beauty of the artist's style consists in its simplicity.
  3. To be compatible; accord: The information consists with her account.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin cnsistere, to stand still, to be composed of : com-, intensive pref. ; see com- + sistere, to cause to stand; see st- in Indo-European roots


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