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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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The method entails topically applying to inflamed skin, a composition comprising 0.01wt.% to 0.5wt.% of an aqueous extract of Opuntia ficus-indica tuna, Opuntia ficus-indica nopales, or a combination thereof to reduce TNF-[alpha] or VEGF production in skin cells to treat the inflamed skin, wherein the composition further comprises at least 50wt.% water.
The NCSI statistics pointed out that the highest fertility percentage recorded in the age category between 25 years to 29 years, comprising 33.2% in 2014 and 32.7% in 2015.
The highest fertility percentage was recorded in the age category between 25 years and 29 years, comprising 33.2 per cent in 2014 and 32.7 per cent in 2015.
The total bank credit at the commercial banks in the Sultanate for other economic activities stood at RO 383.27 million, comprising 2.5 per cent and the volume of non-resident lending hit RO 157.52 million, comprising 1 per cent of the total bank credit.
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The method entails topically applying a composition comprising a hydrolyzed algae extract, a saccharide isomerate, and a dermatologically-acceptable vehicle to the skin, wherein at least one of skin permeability is decreased, filaggrin production is increased, skin moisture is increased, occludin production is increased, or TNF[alpha] production is inhibited.
A total of 976 residents in the Sultanate visited the museum comprising 14 per cent; 61 visitors from the GCC visited the museum comprising about 1 per cent; 399 visitors were from the tourists category comprising 6 per cent and 82 visitors from the special categories and the rest from other categories.
976 residents in the Sultanate visited the museum comprising 14%, while 61 visitors from the GCC citizens visited the museum comprising about 1%, 399 visitors were from the tourists category comprising 6%, 82 visitors from the special categories and the rest from other categories.
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