- agreeing or accordant; compatible; not self-contradictory: His views and actions are consistent.
- constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form, etc.: a consistent opponent.
- holding firmly together; cohering.
- Archaic. fixed; firm.
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Examples from the Web for consistently
Neither the Republican nor the Democratic party have done anything to consistently target Asian- American voters.Asian-Americans Are The New Florida
January 8, 2015
With that, there is no means to consistently measure progress.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War
Nancy A. Youssef
January 7, 2015
Direct funds away from practices, policies, and programs that consistently fail to achieve measurable outcomes.Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?
Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle
December 23, 2014
And since visual media is more compelling than any other medium, it is consistently their drug of choice.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom
December 22, 2014
He consistently met the requirements of his job, according to personnel records.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
But if you think I was consistently mercenary you are mistaken.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
It was not unfriendly; it was, indeed, consistently respectful, almost reverential.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
No, he could not blame her there; he could not consistently even feel hurt.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
An obvious corollary of this is that tribal life does not consistently obtain.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
How, consistently with the theory, is it possible they should?Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics
William Thomas Thornton
- showing consistency; not self-contradictory
- (postpositive foll by with) in agreement or harmony; accordant
- steady; evenconsistent growth
- maths (of two or more equations) satisfied by at least one common set of values of the variablesx + y = 4 and x – y = 2 are consistent
- (of a set of statements) capable of all being true at the same time or under the same interpretation
- Also: sound(of a formal system) not permitting the deduction of a contradiction from the axiomsCompare complete (def. 5)
- obsolete stuck together; cohering