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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.


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.
Certain business activities, if they comprise the taxpayer's principal business activity, will preclude the taxpayer from using the new rules.
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.
Rohm and Haas Company has been granted a patent for a composite comprised of a first substrate, a second substrate, and an adhesive composition bonding the substrates together, wherein the adhesive composition comprises 1-50% by weight based on the weight of the composition of cristobalite silica, and 50-99% by weight based on the weight of the composition of moisture curable prepolymer, wherein the moisture curable prepolymer comprises at least one urethane prepolymer comprising the reaction product of at least one polyol and at least one isocyanate bearing at least two isocyanate groups.
Keywords: Conical carbon comprises cones, flat plates, nanotubes and fullerenes.
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.
PPG Industries has obtained a patent for a thermosetting protective and/or decorative coating composition comprised of a co-reactable solid, particulate mixture of (a) a film-forming material comprising a copolymer containing functional groups; and (b) a crosslinking agent having at least two functional groups that are reactive with the functional groups in the copolymer in (a), wherein (a) comprises from 20% to 95% weight and (b) comprises at least 5% to 80% weight of the combined weights of (a) and (b) and, wherein, when the composition is applied and cured as a coating, it forms a bicontinuous morphology where (a) and (b) form separate phases.
The polyurethane is comprised of a mixture of at least two polyurethane compounds, wherein the polyurethane compounds comprise a reaction product of a polyester polyol that contains at least one carboxyl group, a polyol, and a polyisocyanate, wherein at least a portion of the polyol comprises a polyol that contains at least one carboxyl group, and wherein the polyurethane compounds each have a number-average molecular weight of from 1,000 to less than 20,000.