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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 NCSI statistics pointed out that the highest fertility percentage recorded in the age category between 25 years to 29 years, comprising 33.
7 per cent of the total deaths in the Sultanate, including 4,061 males, comprising 59.
The appeals fixed for hearing in tribunal comprising Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmed and Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan had been transferred to tribunal comprising Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh and Justice Shahid Waheed.
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 pneumatic tire comprising a carcass and a tread located radially outward of the carcass and extending between the tire sidewalls is disclosed.
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.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Skanska has sold a property portfolio comprising five properties - one in Malmo and four in the Stockholm area - to Fastighets AB Balder.
Absorbent Article Comprising Fluid Handling Zones: John Lee Hammons, Hamilton, OH; Ronald Bosman Visscher, Cincinnati, OH; Shreedhar Rajpanth Murthy, Cincinnati, OH; and Jeffrey flipper Roesgen, Anderson Township, OH.
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.
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.
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.