- 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.
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