[ self-kuhn-sis-tuhnt, self- ]

  1. consistent with oneself or itself.

Origin of self-consistent

First recorded in 1675–85

Other words from self-consistent

  • self-con·sis·ten·cy, noun
  • self-con·sis·tent·ly, adverb

Words Nearby self-consistent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-consistent in a sentence

  • Suppose further that this field is internally completely logical, completely coherent, completely self-consistent.

    Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I have rarely seen a person more devoted to duty or more self-consistent in all that she says and does.

  • On the whole the chronology of Beowulf is self-consistent, but there are one or two discrepancies which do not admit of solution.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
  • (C) That if He is so, and if His will is self-consistent, all natural causation must needs appear to us 'mechanical.'

    Thoughts on Religion | George John Romanes
  • No writer, from Plato downward, was ever perfectly self-consistent; it would be strange if Edwards were so.