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.
- con·sist·ent·ly, adverb
- qua·si-con·sist·ent, adjective
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How to use consistent in a sentence
If you type in “pizza”, you get a graph that’s fairly consistent and more or less flat.A comprehensive guide on using Google Trends for keyword research | Aayush Gupta | February 12, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
But, Epic has already made efforts to ensure that the models look as natural and consistent as possible, even when creators try to make the features and dimensions completely out of the realm of possibility.Meet the eerily realistic digital people made with Epic’s MetaHuman Creator | Stan Horaczek | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
There’s also a consistent body of work showing that social capital is a critical determinant of how communities respond to a crisis.Researchers identify social factors inoculating some communities against coronavirus | Christopher Ingraham | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Departments of public health also could work with organizations and trusted community leaders to produce culturally consistent multimedia information on vaccinations and other health topics.One big hiccup in US efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines? Poor internet access. | By Tamra Burns Loeb, Et Al./The Conversation | February 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
The Terps’ lack of a consistent frontcourt presence has been exposed all season by the conference’s top big men, but Ohio State’s roster aligns more with Maryland’s.Maryland misses a chance to boost its NCAA tournament hopes with a loss to No. 4 Ohio State | Emily Giambalvo | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
The new report is consistent with a great deal of research that has not yet shifted public thinking about alcohol problems.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics | Gabrielle Glaser | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There needs to be an across-the-board, consistent defense of the constitutional separation of powers.
If true—and it appears consistent with anecdotal information—about 50 regime figures have been killed this year.
A minimum wage is consistent with conservative ideals, for four reasons.To Make Their Victory Durable, the GOP Must Fix the Minimum Wage | Dmitri Mehlhorn | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That vote was consistent with his leadership of the opposition that I saw when I was ambassador.The Bolshevik Who Thinks ‘The Nation’ Is Too Left Wing | Eli Lake | October 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is dependent on that covenant as made with the Mediator, and consistent with it as established with men.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
And what is wanting in such is principally the rectification of their views: their endeavours are harmonious and consistent.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Business Letters should be as brief as is consistent with the subject; clear, and to the point.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Apostrophe usage is not consistent in the text as in using both dont and dont.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
But I would urge that Swadeshi is the only doctrine consistent with the law of humility and love.Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
British Dictionary definitions for consistent
showing consistency; not self-contradictory
(postpositive foll by with) in agreement or harmony; accordant
steady; even: consistent growth
maths (of two or more equations) satisfied by at least one common set of values of the variables: x + 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 axioms: Compare complete (def. 5)
obsolete stuck together; cohering
- consistently, adverb
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