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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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The Group has assembled a portfolio of important assets comprising a set of software-led business processes for the handling of the breadth of the administrative processes of insurers and risk carriers - including back office functions such as claims management and sales, as well as software technology for both policy and claims administration that can be both utilized in connection with the Group's outsourcing operations and implemented on a stand-alone basis.
Key statement: A golf ball comprising a core and at least one cover layer disposed about the core, the core comprising a geometric center and an outer surface, the core further comprising an untreated region extending radially from the geometric center a predetermined distance [D.
This invention provides a fusion protein comprising a PAK4 serine/threonine kinase or a fragment thereof and a second peptide.
Caledonia's selected sectors are: Financial: comprising 25% of net assets, including holdings in Close Brothers, Rathbone Brothers and Polar Capital; Leisure and Media: comprising 16% of the net assets, including holdings in Kerzner International and The Sloane Club; Managed General Funds: comprising 24% of the net assets including holdings in British Empire Securities and Cobepa; Industrial and Services: comprising 10% of the net assets, including investments in Offshore Logistics and Melrose Resources; Property: comprising 12% of the net assets, including a holding in Quintain Estates; net current assets 11%; and Other: comprising 2% of the net assets.
The process comprises preparing an 01/W emulsion comprising, in the oil phase 01 thereof, fine metal oxide particles having ultraviolet screening ability, by means of (A) a polymer composed of hydrophobic monomer units and hydrophilic monomer units and containing said hydrophilic monomer units in an amount of from 40 to 80 weight percent and emulsifying said 01/W emulsion in an oil phase 02, comprising fine metal oxide particles having ultraviolet screening ability, with (B) an emulsifier.
The report added that the value of shares bought by non-Omani investors reached (RO 920,000) comprising (9.
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.
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.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Skanska has sold a property portfolio comprising five properties - one in Malmo and four in the Stockholm area - to Fastighets AB Balder.
The front waist region and the rear waist region are configured to be joined by a fastening zone, the fastening zone comprising: a first side of the fastening zone on the front waist region and comprising a first portion and a second portion.
It is comprised of at least one cleansing phase stripe comprising a surfactant an electrolyte comprising an anion selected from the group consisting of phosphate, chloride, sulfate, citrate and mixtures thereof, a cation selected from the group consisting of sodium, ammonium, potassium, magnesium and mixtures thereof, water and a density modifier comprising a low density microsphere; and at least one benefit phase stripe comprising a hydrophobic skin benefit agent.
BASF Coatings AG has been granted a patent for a method for making an aqueous coating material that is comprised of forming a water-dispersible binder component that contains groups comprising urethane groups and blocked isocyanate groups.