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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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]
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consistency

noun
Logical agreement among parts:
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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
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consistency

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

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

n. consistencia;
estabilidad, firmeza.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

consistency

n (pl -cies) consistencia
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The family run business, with Tony and Sean McDermott at the helm, prides itself on quality and consistancy. You can takeaway of course but if you're eating in expect a lively and relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.
Transfer it to a blender and add a splash of milk, then blitz to your desired consistancy. Taste and add more milk or seasoning, if required, then serve.
However, when curriculum policy supports a critical orientation, the possibility for a more consistent professional language and set of discursive practices between schools and university settings increases, and this consistancy will work to support the transformative aspirations of the teacher education program students are part of (Zeichner, 2010).
Every action becomes very effective when it's met with the habit of consistancy
Surely midwifery led care in the community is where this money should be going, having the same midwife throughout a pregnancy means consistancy in care and attention so emergencies can often be avoided.
All fabrics used in the TCS manufacturing process are hand-cut quality British designed fabrics which have been individually picked for their styling, consistancy and durability.