inconsistency

noun in·con·sis·ten·cy \ ˌin-kən-ˈsi-stən(t)-sē \
Updated on: 18 Dec 2017

Definition of inconsistency

1 : an instance of being inconsistent
2 : the quality or state of being inconsistent

Examples of inconsistency in a Sentence

  1. Police noticed inconsistency in his two statements.

  2. Customers have been complaining about the inconsistency in the quality of service they have received.

  3. The team's biggest problem has been inconsistency: it has played well at times, but at other times it has played very poorly.

  4. There is some inconsistency in her argument.

  5. Careful editing of the entire text has eliminated inconsistencies of style.

  6. We noted a major inconsistency in his story.

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First Known Use of inconsistency

1647


INCONSISTENCY Defined for Kids

inconsistency

noun in·con·sis·ten·cy \ ˌin-kən-ˈsi-stən-sē \

Definition of inconsistency for Students

plural inconsistencies
1 : the quality or state of not being in agreement or not being regular
  • The team's biggest problem is inconsistency.
2 : something that is not in agreement or not regular
  • There are inconsistencies in her story.


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