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English definition of “comprise”

comprise

verb [T]
 
 
/kəmˈpraɪz/ formal
CONSIST to consist of particular parts or members: The orchestra was comprised of amateur and professional musicians.Comprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
FORM to form part of something, especially a larger group: Women comprise 15% of the police force.Comprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
(Definition of comprise from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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