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Consistency meaning

consistency - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity.
  2. 2. A degree of firmness, density, or spissitude.
  3. 3. That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.
  4. 4. Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.
  5. 5. Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character.
  6. 6. Agreement with itself; uniformity of relation.

consistency - examples of usage

  1. When very little of this is present the tumor is of a very soft consistency. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Yet this nation is credited with having invented the maxim " Time is money," and is supposed to act up to it with feverish consistency! - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. Sense and consistency cannot be made of this passage. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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