con·​sis·​tence kən-ˈsi-stən(t)s How to pronounce consistence (audio)

Examples of consistence in a Sentence

the mixture should have the consistence of pancake batter
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Word History


earlier, "permanence of form, solidity, mature state before aging begins," borrowed from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French, "permanence, stability," borrowed from Medieval Latin consistentia "(of matter) soundness, durability, (of a narrative) consistency," going back to Late Latin, "substance," noun derivative of Latin consistent-, consistens, present participle of consistere "to come to a halt, remain at the same level, take up a position, reside, be composed of, be established (in a given state)" — more at consist entry 1

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consistence was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Consistence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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