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in·con·sis·ten·cy

 (ĭn′kən-sĭs′tən-sē)
n. pl. in·con·sis·ten·cies
1. The state or quality of being inconsistent.
2. Something inconsistent: many inconsistencies in your proposal.

inconsistency

(ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. lack of consistency or agreement; incompatibility
2. an inconsistent feature or quality
3. (Logic) logic
a. the property of being inconsistent
b. a self-contradictory proposition

in•con•sist•en•cy

(ˌɪn kənˈsɪs tən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the quality or condition of being inconsistent.
2. something that is inconsistent: a report full of inconsistencies.
Often, in`con•sist′ence.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inconsistency - the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
contradictoriness - the relation that exists when opposites cannot coexist
2.inconsistency - the quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious uniformity among things or parts
nonuniformity - the quality of being diverse and interesting
consistence, consistency - a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

inconsistency

noun
1. unreliability, instability, unpredictability, fickleness, unsteadiness His worst fault was his inconsistency.

inconsistency

noun
A marked lack of correspondence or agreement:
Translations
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inkonsekvensuforenelighed
következetlenség
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tutarsızlık

inconsistency

[ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsɪ] N
1. (= inconsistent nature) [of behaviour] → carácter m contradictorio or incongruente; [of statement, account, evidence, policy] → falta f de coherencia
his worst fault is his inconsistencysu peor defecto es que es un inconsecuente
2. (= contradiction) → contradicción f

inconsistency

[ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsi] n
[person] → inconséquence f
[work] → irrégularité f
[discipline, regulations] → manque m de constance
(= conflict) → contradiction f
inconsistency between
the inconsistency between his political and his religious beliefs → la contradiction entre ses croyances politiques et religieuses
(in statement, evidence)contradiction f
the inconsistencies in his evidence → les contradictions dans son témoignage

inconsistency

n
(= contradictoriness)Widersprüchlichkeit f, → Ungereimtheit f; the inconsistencies in his evidencedie Widersprüche in seiner Aussage
(= unevenness: of work, in quality etc)Unbeständigkeit f

inconsistency

[ˌɪnkənˈsɪstnsɪ] n
a. (of actions) → contraddizione f, incoerenza; (of work) → irregolarità
b. (of statement) → incongruenza

inconsistent

(inkənˈsistənt) adjective
1. (often with with) contradictory in some way; not in agreement. What you're saying today is quite inconsistent with the statement you made yesterday.
2. changeable, eg in standard. His work is inconsistent.
ˌinconˈsistency noun
(plural inconˈsistencies).

inconsistency

n. inconsistencia.
References in classic literature ?
In the beginnings of literature and philosophy, amid the first efforts of thought and language, more inconsistencies occur than now, when the paths of speculation are well worn and the meaning of words precisely defined.
If there be inconsistencies and errors, let the blame fall not upon John Carter, but rather upon my faulty memory, where it belongs.
Its inconsistencies, contradictions, and falsehood struck her from the very first.
Beneath these superficial inconsistencies, the great heart, the essentially true and generous nature of the woman, only waited the sufficient occasion to assert themselves.
Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies, DO divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.
There were several inconsistencies that were raised, prompting us to again write to the foundation and a suspension issued on the operations to ensure preservation of status quo to enable investigations,' Mr Lindon said.
I think it's obvious to the committee that there are irreconcilable inconsistencies between the testimonies of these three people-one or two of them is lying.
Data inconsistencies are bound to appear, as a result of the heterogeneity problem.
GAO could find data on how the exchange system handles known conflicts, or inconsistencies, by comparing the information applicants provided on their applications and the information coming from the verification sources.
1, detected inconsistencies in only 10,000 votes out of 48 million.
TWO bodybuilders were cleared of rape after a judge said their drug addict accuser had lied previously and there were important inconsistencies in her stories.
Later I remembered a discussion I had with one of my clients that had taken the consistency lesson to heart and become expert in pointing out inconsistencies in ongoing design projects.