Consistency



[kuh n-sis-tuh n-see] /kənˈsɪs tən si/

noun, plural consistencies.
1.
a degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.:
The liquid has the consistency of cream.
2.
steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.:
There is consistency in his pattern of behavior.
3.
agreement, harmony, or compatibility, especially correspondence or uniformity among the parts of a complex thing:
consistency of colors throughout the house.
4.
the condition of cohering or holding together and retaining form; solidity or firmness.
/kənˈsɪstənsɪ/
noun (pl) -encies, -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.
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
n.

1590s, “firmness of matter,” from Medieval Latin consistentia or directly from Latin consistentem, from consistere (see consist). Meaning “state of being in agreement or harmony” (with something) is from 1650s; meaning “self-consistent” is from 1716.

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