[ in-kuh n-sis-tuh n-see ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈsɪs tən si /
noun, plural in·con·sist·en·cies for 2.
the quality or condition of being inconsistent.
an inconsistent thing, action, remark, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-consistence
/ (ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsɪ) /
noun plural -cies
lack of consistency or agreement; incompatibility
an inconsistent feature or quality
- the property of being inconsistent
- a self-contradictory proposition
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