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consistency

[ kuhn-sis-tuhn-see ]
/ kənˈsɪs tən si /
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noun, plural con·sist·en·cies.

a degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.: The liquid has the consistency of cream.
steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.: There is consistency in his pattern of behavior.
agreement, harmony, or compatibility, especially correspondence or uniformity among the parts of a complex thing: consistency of colors throughout the house.
the condition of cohering or holding together and retaining form; solidity or firmness.

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Also con·sist·ence [kuhn-sis-tuhns] /kənˈsɪs təns/ .

Origin of consistency

First recorded in 1585–95; consist(ent) + -ency
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consistency

consistence

/ (kənˈsɪstənsɪ) /

noun plural -encies or -ences

agreement or accordance with facts, form, or characteristics previously shown or stated
agreement or harmony between parts of something complex; compatibility
degree of viscosity or firmness
the state or quality of holding or sticking together and retaining shape
conformity with previous attitudes, behaviour, practice, etc
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