- The definition of comprising means containing, including or composed of.
An example of comprising is the color orange combining yellow and red, such as orange is comprising yellow and red.
- Present participle of comprise.
Variant of comprise
transitive verbcomprised, comprising
- to include; contain
- to consist of; be composed of: a nation comprising thirteen states
- to make up; form; constitute: in this sense still regarded by a few as a loose usage: a nation comprised of thirteen states
Origin of compriseMiddle English comprisen ; from Old French compris, past participle of comprendre ; from Classical Latin comprehendere, comprehend