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[self-kuh n-sis-tuh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈsɪs tənt, ˌsɛlf-/
consistent with oneself or itself.
Origin of self-consistent
First recorded in 1675-85
Related forms
self-consistency, noun
self-consistently, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • God is His own motive, and His self-revelation in act must always be self-consistent.

  • In this each one of them is self-consistent, and they are all consistent with one another.

    Who Wrote the Bible? Washington Gladden
  • The spirit in question was not altogether clear and self-consistent.

  • Her answers are clear and self-consistent, and seem to have been little, if at all, distorted by the recorder.

  • He was all of one piece—sincere and self-consistent—a type of the nineteenth-century American at his best.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick

    Herbert Newton Casson
  • Under such an assumption, it is only necessary that the constructions which follow shall be self-consistent.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • It is self-consistent and yet inconsistent with the consistency of the kosmos and its norm of being which is consciousness.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • It matters little that a thing shall be self-consistent; it matters much whether it is consistent with the universal standard.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • On the whole the chronology of Beowulf is self-consistent, but there are one or two discrepancies which do not admit of solution.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • Such definitions as are suitable to the latter application, and self-consistent, have already been given.

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