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English definition of “consist in sth”

consist in sth

formal phrasal verb with consist     /kənˈsɪst/ verb
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 watch ing television and reading magazines .Comprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
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