Meaning of “consist of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"consist of sth" in British English

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consist of sth

phrasal verb with consist uk /kənˈsɪst/ us /kənˈsɪst/ verb

B1 to be made of or formed from something:

The team consists of four Europeans and two Americans.
It's a simple dish to prepare, consisting mainly of rice and vegetables.

More examples

  • A company's assets can consist of cash, investments, buildings, machinery, specialist knowledge or copyright material such as music or computer software.
  • Many jazz trios consist of a piano, guitar and double bass.
  • Atoms consist of positively-charged protons, negatively-charged electrons and neutral particles called neutrons.
  • The meal consisted of smoked salmon, followed by guinea fowl .
  • Breakfast, such as it was, consisted of a plain roll and a cup of coffee.

(Definition of “consist of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)