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English definition of “comprise”

comprise

verb [T, L only + noun, not continuous]     /kəmˈpraɪz/ formal
C1 to have as parts or members , or to be those parts or members : The course comprises a class book , a practice book , and a CD. The class is comprised mainly of Italian and French students . Italian students comprise 60 percent of the class .Comprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing Grammar:Consist, comprise or compose?Consist, comprise and compose are all verbs used to describe what something is ‘made of’. We don’t use them in continuous forms.
(Definition of comprise verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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