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English definition of “consist in sth”

consist in sth

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with consist   /kənˈsɪst/ us  
to have something as a main and necessary part or quality: The beauty of air travel consists in its speed and ease. [+ -ing verb] For her, happiness consists in watching television and reading magazines.
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