a archaic : condition of adhering together : firmness of material substance
b : firmness of constitution or character : persistency
: degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or resistance to movement or separation of constituent particles <boil the juice to the consistency of a thick syrup>
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
- His statements on this subject have lacked consistency.
- Customers expect consistency in the quality of service they receive.
- Practice will ensure greater consistency of performance.
- The paints vary in consistency.
First Known Use of CONSISTENCY
noun con·sis·ten·cy \kən-ˈsi-stən-sē\
: degree of compactness, firmness, or stickiness <Bakers need dough of the right consistency.>
: agreement or harmony between parts or elements <The style of furniture lacks consistency.>
: a pattern of sticking with one way of thinking or acting <The judge's decisions show consistency.>
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