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con·sis·ten·cy

 (kən-sĭs′tən-sē)
n. pl. con·sis·ten·cies
1.
a. Agreement or logical coherence among things or parts: a rambling argument that lacked any consistency.
b. Correspondence among related aspects; compatibility: questioned the consistency of the administration's actions with its stated policy.
2. Reliability or uniformity of successive results or events: pitched with remarkable consistency throughout the season.
3. Degree of density, firmness, or viscosity: beat the mixture to the consistency of soft butter.

consistency

(kənˈsɪstənsɪ) or

consistence

n, pl -encies or -ences
1. agreement or accordance with facts, form, or characteristics previously shown or stated
2. agreement or harmony between parts of something complex; compatibility
3. (General Physics) degree of viscosity or firmness
4. the state or quality of holding or sticking together and retaining shape
5. conformity with previous attitudes, behaviour, practice, etc

con•sist•en•cy

(kənˈsɪs tən si)

also con•sist′ence,



n., pl. -cies.
1. degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.: a liquid with the consistency of cream.
2. steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.
3. agreement, harmony, or compatibility, esp. correspondence or uniformity among the parts of a complex thing.
4. the condition of cohering or holding together and retaining form.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consistency - the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
gaseousness - having the consistency of a gas
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
viscosity, viscousness - resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)
thickness - resistance to flow
thinness - a consistency of low viscosity; "he disliked the thinness of the soup"
hardness - the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
softness - the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
breakableness - the consistency of something that breaks under pressure
unbreakableness - a consistency of something that does not break under pressure
porosity, porousness - the property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids
solidity, solidness - the consistency of a solid
2.consistency - a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
uniformness, uniformity - the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
inconsistency - the quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious uniformity among things or parts
3.consistency - logical coherence and accordance with the facts; "a rambling argument that lacked any consistency"
coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness - the state of cohering or sticking together
4.consistency - (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another
logicality, logicalness - correct and valid reasoning
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

consistency

noun
1. agreement, harmony, correspondence, accordance, regularity, coherence, compatibility, uniformity, constancy, steadiness, steadfastness, evenness, congruity There's always a lack of consistency in matters of foreign policy.
2. texture, density, thickness, firmness, viscosity, compactness I added a little milk to mix the dough to the right consistency.
Quotations
"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative" [Oscar Wilde]
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" [Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays: Self-Reliance]

consistency

noun
Logical agreement among parts:
Translations
ثَبات، إسْتِقامَهصَلابَه، كَثافَه
důslednosthustotasouvislost
fasthedkonsistens
KonsistenzWiderspruchsfreiheitBeschaffenheit
òykktsamkvæmni
dôslednosťkonzistencia
kıvamtutarlılıkyoğunluk

consistency

[kənˈsɪstənsɪ] N
1. (= constancy) [of person, action, behaviour] → coherencia f, uniformidad f; [of results] → lo regular
the manager was impressed by the consistency of her workel jefe quedó impresionado por la calidad que caracterizaba todo su trabajo
2. (= cohesion) [of argument] → coherencia f, lógica f
their statements lack consistencysus declaraciones no concuerdan
3. (= density) [of paste, mixture] → consistencia f

consistency

[kənˈsɪstənsi] n
[substance, mixture] → consistance f
[behaviour, policy] → cohérence f
(= consistent success) [player, team] → succès m constant

consistency

n
no plKonsequenz f; (of statements)Übereinstimmung f, → Vereinbarkeit f; (of argument)Logik f, → Folgerichtigkeit f; his statements lack consistencyseine Aussagen widersprechen sich or sind nicht miteinander vereinbar
no pl (= uniformity, of quality) → Beständigkeit f; (of performance, results)Stetigkeit f; (of method, style)Einheitlichkeit f
(of substance)Konsistenz f; (of liquids also)Dicke f; (of glue, dough, rubber etc also)Festigkeit (→ sgrad m) f; beat it to a thick consistencyzu einer festen Masse schlagen

consistency

[kənˈsɪstnsɪ] n
a. (of person, action) → coerenza
b. (density) → consistenza

consist

(kənˈsist) verb
(with of) to be composed or made up. The house consists of six rooms.
conˈsistency noun
the degree of thickness or firmness. of the consistency of dough.

consistent

(kənˈsistənt) adjective
1. (often with with) in agreement (with). The two statements are not consistent; The second statement is not consistent with the first.
2. always (acting, thinking or happening) according to the same rules or principles; the same or regular. He was consistent in his attitude; a consistent style of writing.
conˈsistency noun
the consistency of his work.
conˈsistently adverb
His work is consistently good.

consistency

n. consistencia;
estabilidad, firmeza.

consistency

n (pl -cies) consistencia
References in classic literature ?
The trees are stripped of their nodding burdens, which, easily freed from the rind and core, are gathered together in capacious wooden vessels, where the pulpy fruit is soon worked by a stone pestle, vigorously applied, into a blended mass of a doughy consistency, called by the natives 'Tutao'.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
The food consisted of about a pound of some solid substance of the consistency of cheese and almost tasteless, while the liquid was apparently milk from some animal.
For the Australian east coast the East Wind is the wind of the ocean, coming across the greatest body of water upon the globe; and yet here and there its characteristics remain the same with a strange consistency in everything that is vile and base.
He was fond of talking about Shakespeare, Raphael, Beethoven, of the significance of new schools of poetry and music, all of which were classified by him with very conspicuous consistency.
It was only later that I perceived that in common with the rest of men nothing could deliver me from my fatal consistency.
Something in his tone and the expression of his face, as I got this from him, set my heart aching with such a pang as it had never yet known; so unutterably touching was it to see his little brain puzzled and his little resources taxed to play, under the spell laid on him, a part of innocence and consistency.
It was rather small, but well built and convenient; and everything was fitted up and arranged with a neatness and consistency of which Elizabeth gave Charlotte all the credit.
Edmund, between his theatrical and his real part, between Miss Crawford's claims and his own conduct, between love and consistency, was equally unobservant; and Mrs.
I disapprove so strongly of unequal marriages," she said, walking on slowly towards the cottage, "that I cannot, in common consistency, become one of your guests.
Brocklehurst; I advocate consistency in all things.
For it is manifest that the tie, moderately straightened, while adequate to hinder the blood already in the arm from returning towards the heart by the veins, cannot on that account prevent new blood from coming forward through the arteries, because these are situated below the veins, and their coverings, from their greater consistency, are more difficult to compress; and also that the blood which comes from the heart tends to pass through them to the hand with greater force than it does to return from the hand to the heart through the veins.