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

Definition of consistence

Examples of consistence in a Sentence

the mixture should have the consistence of pancake batter
Recent Examples on the Web My advice for other families going through something similar is to wait for three things from your child: Insistence, consistence and persistence. Good Housekeeping, 22 Mar. 2022 That reddish-brown substance, which is now about the consistence of cake batter, is turned into a rectangular hole in the ground lined with several layers of more used sheets., 17 Dec. 2020 Buckner’s eight tackles, sack, fumble recovery and forced fumble reflect his consistence dominance. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of consistence

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for consistence

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 {mat|consist:1}

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“Consistence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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