Definition of consistency
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 in a sentence
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.
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CONSISTENCY Defined for Kids
Definition of consistency for Students
1 : degree of compactness, firmness, or stickiness <Bakers need dough of the right consistency.>
2 : agreement or harmony between parts or elements <The style of furniture lacks consistency.>
3 : a pattern of sticking with one way of thinking or acting <The judge's decisions show consistency.>
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