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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcomprisecom‧prise /kəmˈpraɪz/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb formal  1 [linking verb]CONSIST OF/BE MADE OF to consist of particular parts, groups etc The house comprises two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room.be comprised of somebody/something The committee is comprised of well-known mountaineers.see thesaurus at consist2 [transitive]BE to form part of a larger group of people or things syn constitute, make up Women comprise a high proportion of part-time workers.GrammarComprise is not used in the progressive. You say: The exam comprises four questions. Don’t say: The exam is comprising four questions.The participle form comprising is often used: Food exports are very important, comprising 74% of the total.Comprise is often used in the passive with of: The organization is comprised of four parts. Don’t say: The organization comprises of four parts.→ See Verb table
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compriseThe house comprises 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room.The world's bulk fleet comprises 7,798 vessels, 2,231 of which are between 16 and 20 years old.Hindus comprise 82% of India's population.The reactions of the community will be the aggregate of the reactions of the individuals it comprises.The first is called algorithmic, which comprises a procedure or series of instructions used to solve a specific type of problem.It comprises acts of Parliament and subordinate legislation made under the authority of the parent act.Unlike a company, a partnership possesses no legal personality separate from the partners that comprise it.The city's population comprises mainly Asians and Europeans.The Sea Grant Program comprises over 300 colleges nationwide.Its principal archival collection comprises records relating to some 140,000 charities.It absorbed so much arsenic that, in just two weeks, arsenic comprised two per cent of its entire weight.be comprised of somebody/somethingEach image was comprised of 128×128 pixels and took 128 msec to take.It is comprised of two different neural networks, a rule set, and a graphics interface.On the other hand, the brain is comprised of ten billion or so neurons.The data were comprised of 1600 interviews and observations of lessons in 25 classrooms.The dollar-weighted index is comprised of the stocks of 21 companies with operations in the region of Moline, Illinois.The Organising and Liaison Committees of the schemes are comprised of a small and identified number of solicitors.The positive heuristic is comprised of rough guidelines indicating how the research programme might be developed.The student government is comprised of affluent, upper-middle-class kids who listen to the blacks and feel guilty.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theycomprise
he, she, itcomprises
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theycomprised
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave comprised
he, she, ithas comprised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad comprised
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill comprise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have comprised
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