- also consistence) (pl. -ies or -es)
1 the degree of density, firmness, or viscosity, esp. of thick liquids.
2 the state of being consistent; conformity with other or earlier attitudes, practice, etc.
3 the state or quality of holding or sticking together and retaining shape.
Etymology: F consistence or LL consistentia (as consist)
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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… … English World dictionary
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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
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
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