Pronunciation: /kənˈsɪst /[no object]
- 1 (consist of) Be composed or made up of: the crew consists of five menMore example sentences
- This consisted of three to five men who were all loyal to the king and hand-picked by him to serve him.
- It was spread over two days and consisted of five papers in all, each of which was two and a half hours long.
- Actually I was presenting evidence which consisted of others presenting an argument.
- 1.1 (consist in) Have as an essential feature: his poetry consisted in the use of emotive languageMore example sentences
- They essentially consist in transferring power from nature to man, leaving nature degraded and depleted in the process.
- Essentially, the security work consisted in constructing a netting barrier around the top of the entire perimeter of wooden fencing, about six inches from the top and projecting inwards by about eighteen inches.
- In all cases, however, the exchange of information, from person to person, is essential, even if it consists in the giving of orders.
- 2 (consist with) • archaic Be consistent with: the information perfectly consists with our friend’s accountMore example sentences
- But in advocating for workplace based ALP branches and placing responsibilities on all MPs to engage with union activists on a regular basis, the review is broadly consisting with the union movement's own modernisation agenda.
- The experimental evidence demonstrates the absence of a link between the two biochemical pathways, consisting with the chemiosmotic theory.
- So in geology we are nearest to discovering the true causes of the revolutions of the globe, when we allow them to consist with a quiescent state of the elements.
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnsɪst /Railways Back to top
- The set of vehicles forming a complete train: to turn an entire consist requires a wyeMore example sentences
- I have to get back to my room and get my coat so that I can hit the platform and record the consist.
- I also noticed a Virginia Railway Express consist with the new bi-level cars, similar to Tri-Rail in Florida.
late Middle English (in the sense 'be located or inherent in'): from Latin consistere 'stand firm or still, exist', from con- 'together' + sistere 'stand (still)'.