consist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v consist be composed of "The land he conquered comprised several provinces","What does this dish consist of?"
    • v consist originate (in) "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"
    • v consist be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous "Desires are to be satisfied only so far as consists with an approved end"
    • v consist have its essential character; be comprised or contained in; be embodied in "The payment consists in food","What does love consist in?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Indonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 total
    • Consist To be composed or made up; -- followed by of. "The land would consist of plains and valleys."
    • Consist To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with. "This was a consisting story.""Health consists with temperance alone.""For orders and degrees
      Jar not with liberty, but well consist ."
    • Consist To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in. "If their purgation did consist in words.""A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth ."
    • Consist To insist; -- followed by on.
    • Consist To stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; to hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained. "He is before all things, and by him all things consist ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Philippines consist of 2,100 islands.
    • consist To stand together; be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; hence, to be; exist; subsist; be supported and maintained.
    • consist To remain coherent, stable, or fixed.
    • consist To abide; rest; be comprised, contained, performed, or expressed: followed by in.
    • consist To be composed; be made up: followed by of.
    • consist To be compatible, consistent, or harmonious; be in accordance; harmonize; accord: now followed by with, formerly also used absolutely.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The shortest verse in the Bible consists of two words: "Jesus wept" (John 11:35).
    • v.i Consist kon-sist′ to exist, subsist: to co-exist: to agree
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Quotations

  • Joyce Carey
    Joyce Carey
    “A novel points out that the world consists entirely of exceptions.”
  • Gerald Stanley Lee
    Gerald Stanley Lee
    “Business today consists in persuading crowds.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony%20Robbins
    “For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”
  • James A. Michener
    James A. Michener
    “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “Consistency is the foundation of virtue.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consistere, to stand still or firm; con-, + sistere, to stand, cause to stand, stare, to stand: cf. F. consister,. See Stand
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. consistĕrecon, together, sistĕre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

The political philosophy of Pericles consisted of this conclusion.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The white matter, as was said before, consists of axons.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
The proprietary had hitherto consisted of Messrs. Henry Mayhew, Lemon, Coyne, and Landells.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The first or premonitory stage consists in the occurrence of diarrhoea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
It consists of a continuous or broken blade screw set on a spindle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
The officers of the court consisted of the earldorman, the bishop and the sheriff.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Service to nearly all of the external points consists of no more than one round trip flight weekly to each.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Congress decided, while Washington was at Valley Forge, that the army should consist of 40,000 foot, besides artillery and horse.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The second greatest opportunity undoubtedly consists of duck raising as a by-product of the general farm.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
A delegation consisting of Sir G.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

But oft ther labor's all in vain,
Noa matter ha persistent;
Becoss ther taichin an ther lives
Are hardly quite consistent.
"Old Dave To Th' New Parson" by John Hartley
The gospel, on the other hand,
Although it issues no command,
But, strictly view'd, does whole consist
In promises and offers blest;
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
MADEMOISELLE DE LA SAUCE MAYONNAISE
Was a witty and beautiful miss,
Extremely correct in her ways,
But her English consisted of this:
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Whose fearless love for truth and right
Keeps falsehood ever distant;
And though he may be crushed by might,
Yet always acts consistent.
"No Enemies" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
And thou art worthy; full of power;
As gentle; liberal-minded, great,
Consistent; wearing all that weight
Of learning lightly like a flower.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 131" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
At yours, my child, who scarcely know
How much to your dear self I owe, --
Too young and innocent as yet
To guess in what consists the debt.
"Dedication" by Henry Timrod

In news:

Consistently good in Seattle's Chinatown ID.
How to Consistently Look Cute in Photos, Part Two.
Fiber Consistently Helps Lose Weight.
How to Consistently Look Cute in Photos--No Photoshop Required.
'L.fe Happens' review: Girls-night-out comedy fails to connect consistently .
Obama's favorability rating has been consistent .
My point is that rarely do you see someone who is being completely consistent .
"I've been as consistent as human beings can be," the former Massachusetts governor insisted.
Flyers hope they've addressed consistently inconsistent woes.
In theory, the purpose of the DataQ challenge is to ensure that the information being used by the FMCSA is accurate and consistent .
In fact, the only thing that has been consistent is the inconsistency.
The process will become more streamlined and the results more consistent as time pass.
Oregon's new normal: School spending consistently trails the national average.
NACDS is now 'winning consistently '.
Hailing a string of public policy victories, National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman Larry Merlo said NACDS has evolved from a group that "knows how to win" into one that "is winning consistently .
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In science:

We will generalize our forcing argument to prove that if it is consistent that there are ω Π1 1 reflecting cardinals then it is consistent to have the definable tree property on hℵi : 1 ≤ i < ω i.
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Small dots are random choices of the model paramaters (pro jected onto σR (0), σz (0)) which are consistent with the data at the 2-σ level, large dots are consistent at 1-σ.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
Insisting that this can be done in a consistent manner results in a number of consistency constraints on the conformal field theory, like relations between amplitudes for different surfaces of Euler characteristic zero; for details, we refer to section 4 of .
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
For few years we studied the behavior of self-consistent NLSF in a B-I Universe [14,15] both in presence of perfect fluid and without it that was followed by the Refs., [16–18] where we studied the self-consistent system of interacting spinor and scalar fields.
On the role of $\Lambda$-term in the evolution of Bianchi-I cosmological model with nonlinear spinor field
Just take an infinite sequence of diagonal matrices Ai , Bj in Mℓ (Tm,K ), where the Ai ’s consist of nontrivial products of the x’s in the diagonal, the Bj ’s consist of nontrivial products of the y ’s in the diagonal, and they satisfy the rules AiBj = δij .
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
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