noun, plural con·sist·en·cies.
Examples from the Web for consistency
Yet few have done so with as much fanfare, star power, and consistency as the New York City Ballet.
PHOTOS: The Life of Ariel Sharon Sharon almost made it a strategy in life to avoid the trap of consistency.
The final wines are usually blends of several vintages and aim to create a “house style” for consistency.
“There has been no consistency in the policies of the government and the central bank,” says Luchnikava.
Then there is the private and exquisite reward of escaping from the laws of consistency.
Hence the uniformity and consistency of his teaching with respect to “works.”Sermons|Clement Bailhache
When cold, stir in flour, to give it the consistency of thick cream, being particular to beat up all the lumps.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)|Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Mercury is by it congealed to the consistency of iron; even alcohol, that can brave the utmost Arctic cold, succumbs to it.The Romance of Modern Invention|Archibald Williams
The deposit of each year may acquire some degree of consistency before that of the succeeding year is superimposed.Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell
The ultimate criterion of our beliefs, in short, is the consistency with which we hold them.Rationalism|John Mackinnon Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for consistency
noun plural -encies or -ences
Word Origin and History for consistency
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.