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.
- Also con·sist·ence [kuhn-sis-tuhns] /kənˈsɪs təns/ .
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How to use consistency in a sentence
Any resemblance of consistency was abandoned due to internal strife.
In lowering barriers to the exchange of information, the government says, it hopes to increase the quality and consistency of data it holds.
To ensure some consistency in the results, we asked each person to consider a standard set of questions about their design.
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If true, it will have a discernable consistency with the forensic evidence.
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.
Who knows, maybe Donohue has reacted to these things with perfect consistency over the years.
When first seen it is said to have had a pasty consistency, but on exposure to the air it dried and crumbled into powder.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
Economy was his strong point and he observed it in his public and private life with meritorious consistency.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
A vow may sometimes be sinful, notwithstanding the use of the utmost care to make it in consistency with the calls of duty.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
From the law of Covenanting comes all the consistency of the union of believers—the family that is named in heaven.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
There were some who denied that this was possible to persons who had any strict regard to consistency and truth.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
British Dictionary definitions for consistency
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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