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inconsistency

[in-kuh n-sis-tuh n-see]
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noun, plural in·con·sist·en·cies for 2.
  1. the quality or condition of being inconsistent.
  2. an inconsistent thing, action, remark, etc.
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Also in·con·sist·ence.

Origin of inconsistency

First recorded in 1640–50; in-3 + consistency
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inconsistency

noun plural -cies
  1. lack of consistency or agreement; incompatibility
  2. an inconsistent feature or quality
  3. logic
    1. the property of being inconsistent
    2. a self-contradictory proposition
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Word Origin and History for inconsistency

n.

1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + consistency. Related: Inconsistencies.

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