Definition of consist in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

consist in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

consist in something

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to have something as the main or only part or feature The beauty of the city consists in its magnificent buildings. + doing something True education does not consist in simply being taught facts.
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