consistency

  • 1 consistency — [kən sis′tən sē] n. pl. consistencies [ML consistentia: see CONSISTENT] 1. a) the condition of holding together; firmness or thickness, as of a liquid b) amount or degree of this [oil of the wrong consistency] 2. agreement; harmony; logical… …

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  • 2 consistency — [n1] thickness bendability, bendableness, compactness, density, elasticity, fabric, firmness, flexibility, frangibility, hardness, limberness, moldability, organization, plasticity, pliability, softness, solidity, suppleness, texture, viscidity,… …

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  • 3 consistency — index adjustment, coherence, compatibility, concordance, conformity (obedience), consensus, constant …

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  • 4 consistency — 1590s, firmness of matter, from M.L. consistentia or directly from L. consistentem, from consistere (see CONSIST (Cf. consist)). Meaning state of being in agreement or harmony (with something) is from 1650s; meaning self consistent is from 1716 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 consistency — (also consistence) ► NOUN (pl. consistencies) 1) the state of being consistent. 2) the degree of thickness or viscosity of a substance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 consistency — noun 1 always having the same standard, opinions, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete ▪ good, great, remarkable ▪ He needs to have better consistency throwing downfield. ▪ …

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  • 7 Consistency — For other uses, see Consistency (disambiguation). In logic, a consistent theory is one that does not contain a contradiction.[1] The lack of contradiction can be defined in either semantic or syntactic terms. The semantic definition states that a …

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  • 8 Consistency — Consistence Con*sist ence, Consistency Con*sist en*cy, n. [Cf. F. consistance.] 1. The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity. [1913 Webster] Water,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 consistency — con|sis|ten|cy [kənˈsıstənsi] n plural consistencies [U and C] 1.) the quality of always being the same, doing things in the same way, having the same standards etc used to show approval ≠ ↑inconsistency consistency in ▪ Consumer groups are… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 consistency — [[t]kənsɪ̱stənsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Consistency is the quality or condition of being consistent. He scores goals with remarkable consistency... There s always a lack of consistency in matters of foreign policy. 2) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp The… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 consistency */ — UK [kənˈsɪstənsɪ] / US noun Word forms consistency : singular consistency plural consistencies 1) [uncountable] the ability to remain the same in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities consistency in: There is no consistency in the way they deal with …

    English dictionary

  • 12 consistency — /keuhn sis teuhn see/, n., pl. consistencies. 1. a degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.: The liquid has the consistency of cream. 2. steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.: There is consistency in his pattern of… …

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  • 13 consistency — con|sis|ten|cy [ kən sıstənsi ] noun * 1. ) uncount the ability to remain the same in behavior, attitudes, or qualities: consistency in: There is no consistency in the way they deal with offenders. ─ opposite INCONSISTENCY 2. ) count or uncount… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 consistency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1594 1. a. archaic condition of adhering together ; firmness of material substance b. firmness of constitution or character …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 consistency — noun a) local coherence They want to achieve a high degree of consistency in their process and their product. b) correspondence or compatibility Mix it until it has the consistency of a thick paste …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 consistency — One of the fundamental accounting concepts. A company must prepare its accounts on a consistent basis year on year to facilitate comparisons. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary * * * consistency con‧sis‧ten‧cy [kənˈsɪstnsi] noun… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 17 consistency — noun 1 (U) the quality of always being the same or always being good: Replies to these questions showed no real consistency. opposite inconsistency 2 (C, U) how firm or thick a mixture is: Beat the butter and sugar until the mixture has the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 consistency — noun 1) the trend shows a degree of consistency Syn: uniformity, constancy, regularity, evenness, steadiness, stability, equilibrium; dependability, reliability 2) mix until the batter is of pouring consistency Syn: thickness …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 consistency — Synonyms and related words: accommodation, accord, accordance, acquiescence, adaptation, adaption, adhesiveness, adjustment, affinity, agreement, apposition, aptness, assent, balance, bilateral symmetry, bullheadedness, calm, chorus, clarity,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 Consistency — Con|sis|ten|cy [kən sistənsi] die; , s <aus engl. consistency »Beständigkeit«, dies aus mlat. consistentia zu lat. consistere »sich behaupten, erhalten bleiben«, eigtl. »hintreten, sich hinstellen«> Widerspruchsfreiheit, Stimmigkeit der… …

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