Consistent



[kuh n-sis-tuh nt] /kənˈsɪs tənt/

adjective
1.
agreeing or accordant; compatible; not self-contradictory:
His views and actions are consistent.
2.
constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form, etc.:
a consistent opponent.
3.
holding firmly together; cohering.
4.
Archaic. fixed; firm.
/kənˈsɪstənt/
adjective
1.
showing consistency; not self-contradictory
2.
(postpositive) foll by with. in agreement or harmony; accordant
3.
steady; even: consistent growth
4.
(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)

6.
(obsolete) stuck together; cohering
adj.

1570s, “standing firm, standing still,” from Latin consistentem (nominative consistens), present participle of consistere (see consist). Modern sense of “agreeing” (with with) is first attested 1640s. Older sense survives in consistency. Related: Consistently.

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