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con·sis·tent

 (kən-sĭs′tənt)
adj.
1. In agreement; compatible: The testimony was consistent with the known facts.
2. Being in agreement with itself; coherent and uniform: a consistent pattern of behavior.
3. Reliable; steady: demonstrated a consistent ability to impress the critics.
4. Mathematics Having at least one common solution, as of two or more equations or inequalities.
5. Holding true as a group; not contradictory: a consistent set of statements.

[Latin cōnsistēns, cōnsistent-, present participle of cōnsistere, to stand still; see consist.]

con·sis′tent·ly adv.

consistent

(kənˈsɪstənt)
adj
1. showing consistency; not self-contradictory
2. (foll by: with) in agreement or harmony; accordant
3. steady; even: consistent growth.
4. (Mathematics) maths (of two or more equations) satisfied by at least one common set of values of the variables: x + y = 4 and x – y = 2 are consistent.
5. (Logic) logic
a. (of a set of statements) capable of all being true at the same time or under the same interpretation
b. Also: sound (of a formal system) not permitting the deduction of a contradiction from the axioms. Compare complete5
6. obsolete stuck together; cohering
conˈsistently adv

con•sist•ent

(kənˈsɪs tənt)

adj.
1. agreeing or accordant; compatible; not self-contradictory: actions consistent with his views.
2. constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form, etc.: a consistent opponent of capital punishment.
3. holding firmly together; cohering.
4. Archaic. fixed; firm.
[1565–75; < Latin consistent-, s. of consistēns, present participle of consistere. See consist, -ent]
con•sist′ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.consistent - (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable; "testimony consistent with the known facts"; "I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
invariable - not liable to or capable of change; "an invariable temperature"; "an invariable rule"; "his invariable courtesy"
inconsistent - displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"
2.consistent - capable of being reproduced; "astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained"
3.consistent - marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a coherent argument"
logical - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind"
rational - consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"
4.consistent - the same throughout in structure or composition; "bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product"
homogeneous, homogenous - all of the same or similar kind or nature; "a close-knit homogeneous group"

consistent

adjective
1. steady, even, regular, stable, constant, persistent, dependable, unchanging, true to type, undeviating He has never been the most consistent of players.
steady changing, irregular, inconsistent, erratic, deviating
3. coherent, logical, compatible, harmonious, consonant, all of a piece A theory should be internally consistent.
coherent contradictory, inconsistent, incompatible, illogical, incoherent
Quotations
"We cannot remain consistent with the world save by growing inconsistent with our past selves" [Havelock Ellis The Dance of Life]

consistent

adjective
2. Remaining continually unchanged:
Translations
ثَابِتثابِت، مُسْتَقيممُتَّسِق، مُتَوافِق
důslednýpevnýshodnýzásadový
konsistenti overensstemmelse medkonsekvent
johdonmukainen
dosljedan
következetes
samkvæmur
一貫した
일관된
derinąsisištisaineprieštaraujantisnuolatospastovus
izturētskonsekventssaskanīgssavienojams
dôslednýhutný
dosleden
konsekvent
ที่สอดคล้องกัน
tutarlıuyumluistikrarlı
nhất quán

consistent

[kənˈsɪstənt] ADJ
1. (= constant) [person, action, behaviour] → consecuente, coherente; [results] → uniforme; [work, performance] → de calidad constante
2. (= cohesive) [argument] → coherente, lógico
he made various statements which were not consistentrealizó varias declaraciones que no concordaban
his actions are not consistent with his beliefssus actos no son consecuentes con sus ideas
that is not consistent with what you told meeso no encaja or no concuerda con lo que me dijiste

consistent

[kənˈsɪstənt] adj
(= unvarying) [pattern] → constant(e); [approach, policy] → cohérent(e); [support, opposition] → constant(e)
on a consistent basis (= regularly) → systématiquement
(= regularly successful) [player, performer, team] → régulier/ère
consistent with → compatible avec
to be consistent with sth (= match) → correspondre à qch (= be in agreement) → être en accord avec qch

consistent

adj
konsequent; statementsübereinstimmend, miteinander vereinbar; (= logical) argumentlogisch, folgerichtig; (= constant) failureständig, stetig
(= uniform) qualitybeständig; performance, resultsgleichbleibend, stetig; method, styleeinheitlich
(= in agreement) to be consistent with somethingeiner Sache (dat)entsprechen; what you’re saying now is not consistent with what you said beforewas Sie jetzt sagen, widerspricht dem or lässt sich mit dem nicht vereinbaren, was Sie davor gesagt haben

consistent

[kənˈsɪstnt] adj
a. (constant, results, action) → costante; (person) → costante
b. (coherent, argument) → coerente, logico/a
to be consistent with → essere coerente con

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.

consistent

ثَابِت důsledný konsistent beständig συνεπής consecuente johdonmukainen cohérent dosljedan coerente 一貫した 일관된 consistent samsvarende zgodny consistente последовательный konsekvent ที่สอดคล้องกัน tutarlı nhất quán 一致的

consistent

a. consistente, firme, estable.
References in classic literature ?
Even so," replied the stranger, making diligent use of his triangular castor, to produce a circulation in the close air of the woods, and leaving his hearers in doubt to which of the young man's questions he responded; when, however, he had cooled his face, and recovered his breath, he continued, "I hear you are riding to William Henry; as I am journeying thitherward myself, I concluded good company would seem consistent to the wishes of both parties.
If his ideas were occasionally too clever, and not always consistent with a high sense of honor, she was none the less interested to know the ethics of that world of speculation into which her father had plunged, and the more convinced, with mingled sense of pride and anxiety, that his still dominant gentlemanhood would prevent his coping with it on equal terms.
or that I do not now rejoice, when it is deemed consistent with the dues of public justice and the welfare of society that this dear kinsman, this early friend, this nature so delicately and beautifully constituted,--so unfortunate, let us pronounce him, and forbear to say, so guilty,--that our own Clifford, in fine, should be given back to life, and its possibilities of enjoyment?
She therefore put the boy on the ground, and, adjusting her dress and bonnet, she walked on at as rapid a pace as she thought consistent with the preservation of appearances.
The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
Which shows that the world is not as consistent as it might be.
Now, however, I see nothing in it but a very natural and consistent degree of discretion.
In such a case, a plain and open avowal of his difficulties would have been more to his honour I think, as well as more consistent with his general character;--but I will not raise objections against any one's conduct on so illiberal a foundation, as a difference in judgment from myself, or a deviation from what I may think right and consistent.
The only course at all consistent with her own self-respect was to resign her part.
But, finding you true gold, a very lady, and an ill-used innocent, with a fresh heart full of love and trustfulness - which you look like, and is quite consistent with your story
At last, I desperately considered that the thing I contemplated must be done, and that it had best be done in the least improbable manner consistent with the circumstances.
The imagination of the author must be a child's imagination and yet maturely consistent, so that the White Queen in "Alice," for instance, is seen just as a child would see her, but she continues always herself through all her distressing adventures.

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