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Comprise

To embrace, cover, or include; to confine within; to consist of.

In the law governing patents—grants of an exclusive right or privilege to make, use, or sell an invention or product for a term of years—the term comprise indicates inclusion rather than limitation. When a patent claim states that a particular product is comprised of certain elements, this means that other elements may also be present.

As used in the devise of land, comprise means to contain or embrace. A plot of land may be comprised of a certain number of acres.

comprise

verb aggregate, amount to, be composed of, be formed of, be made of, consist of, constitute, contain, embody, embrace, encapsulate, encompass, hold, include, incorporate, involve, subsume, total
Associated concepts: comprising a cause of action
See also: compose, comprehend, consist, constitute, encompass, include
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It is best used only in the active voice, followed by a direct object: The United States comprises 50 states.
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The treated region has been exposed to and comprises a fatty acid and/or fatty acid salt composition wherein the treated region comprises a first hardness and the untreated region comprises a second hardness different than the first hardness.
Valspar Sourcing has received a patent for a method for finishing a veneer surface of a veneered wood product comprised of applying to the veneer surface and UV curing a plurality of coating layers, which method comprises the steps of applying and cationically polymerizing at least one subsurface layer comprising a UV curable cationically polymerizable moiety and applying and free radically polymerizing an outermost layer comprised of a free radically polymerizable moiety, wherein a coating layer nearest the veneer surface comprises a cationically polymerized moiety or moiety polymerized via cationic and free radical cure mechanisms, and wherein the finished veneer surface exhibits less veneer checking than a veneer finished only with free radically polymerized coating layers.
One embodiment provides a mammalian cell comprising a nucleic acid encoding a peptide binding domain and an effector gene; a first chimeric protein comprising a nucleic acid binding domain that binds the peptide binding domain attached to the metabolic product or to a ligand that binds to the metabolic product; and a second chimeric protein comprising an expression control protein attached to the metabolic product or to the ligand that binds to the metabolic product such that when the first chimeric protein comprises the metabolic product, the second chimeric protein comprises the ligand and when the first chimeric protein comprises the ligand, the second chimeric protein comprises the metabolic product.
It entails a blend containing a UV-absorbing polymer comprising the polymerization reaction product of a first ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising a first pendant group that comprises a UV-absorbing moiety, and a second pendant group selected from the group consisting of H, or C1.
Valspar has been granted a patent for a coated substrate comprised of a substrate coil, and a coating composition applied to at least one major surface of the substrate coil, wherein the coating composition is comprised of a binder comprised of a polyester resin that is formed using at least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid and using polyols comprised of at least one symmetric diol in an amount greater than 50% weight based on the total weight of polyols and at least one asymmetric diol in an amount greater than 20% weight based on the total weight of polyols, wherein the polyester resin comprises between 50-75% weight isophthalic acid based on the total weight of resin and has a glass transition temperature of at least 35[degrees]C.
Key statement: The invention concerns a method for preparing a lubricating composition, characterized in that it comprises mixing two previously prepared oil-in-water emulsions (A) and (B): the prior emulsion (A) comprises: (a) at least a non-reactive linear polyorganosiloxane oil comprising per molecule at least 2% in number of organic substituents bound to the silicon atoms which are aryl, alkylarylene and/or arylenealkyl radicals; (b) at least a polyorganosiloxane resin bearing hydroxyl groups and comprising at least two different siloxyl units selected among those formula ([R.
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The auxiliary composition comprises an admix of a clay and a silicone in an emulsified form comprising a water-in-oil emulsion; a continuous phase comprising a silicone; a discontinuous phase comprising an emulsifier comprising water; and a detersive surfactant.