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consistency

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consistency

noun con·sis·ten·cy \kən-ˈsis-tən(t)-sē\
plural con·sis·ten·cies

Definition of CONSISTENCY

1
a archaic :  condition of adhering together :  firmness of material substance
b :  firmness of constitution or character :  persistency
2
:  degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or resistance to movement or separation of constituent particles <boil the juice to the consistency of a thick syrup>
3
a :  agreement or harmony of parts or features to one another or a whole :  correspondence; specifically :  ability to be asserted together without contradiction
b :  harmony of conduct or practice with profession <followed her own advice with consistency>

Examples of CONSISTENCY

  1. His statements on this subject have lacked consistency.
  2. Customers expect consistency in the quality of service they receive.
  3. Practice will ensure greater consistency of performance.
  4. The paints vary in consistency.

First Known Use of CONSISTENCY

1594

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