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consistency at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


consistency at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural consistencies [U and C] //
1 the quality of always being the same, doing things in the same way, having the same standards etc - used to show approval: → inconsistency// consistency in// --Consumer groups are demanding greater consistency in the labelling of food products.// consistency of// --Consistency of performance depends on several factors.// consistency between/among// --There are checks to ensure consistency between interviewers.//
2 how thick, smooth etc a substance is: consistency of// --Beat the mixture until it has the consistency of thick cream.//

consistency at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

170 Moby Thesaurus words for "consistency":
accommodation, accord, accordance, acquiescence, adaptation,
adaption, adhesiveness, adjustment, affinity, agreement,
apposition, aptness, assent, balance, bilateral symmetry,
bullheadedness, calm, chorus, clarity, clear-cutness, clearness,
closeness, coherence, cohesiveness, coincidence, compactness,
compatibility, compliance, concert, concord, concordance,
conformance, conformation, conformation other-direction,
conformity, congeniality, congestedness, congestion, congruence,
congruency, congruity, connectedness, connection, consecutiveness,
consistence, consonance, consort, constancy, continuity,
conventionality, cooperation, correspondence, crowdedness,
crystallinity, definition, denseness, density, directness,
distinctness, dynamic symmetry, equability, equality, equanimity,
equilibrium, equivalence, eurythmics, eurythmy, evenness,
explicitness, felicity, finish, firmness, fitness, flexibility,
gluiness, glutinosity, gumminess, hardness, harmony, homogeneity,
impenetrability, impermeability, imporosity, incompressibility,
intersection, jammedness, keeping, likeness, limpidity, line,
lucidity, malleability, monolithism, multilateral symmetry,
obedience, observance, obstinacy, oneness, orderliness, orthodoxy,
overlap, parallelism, peace, pellucidity, persistence, persistency,
perspicuity, plain English, plain speech, plain style, plainness,
pliancy, polarity, proportion, proportionality, rapport,
reconcilement, reconciliation, regularity, relative density,
retention, self-consistency, sequence, shapeliness, similarity,
simplicity, snugness, solidity, solidness, specific gravity,
spissitude, stability, steadfastness, steadiness,
stick-to-itiveness, stickiness, straightforwardness, strictness,
structure, stubbornness, suitability, symmetricalness, symmetry,
sync, synchronism, tackiness, tally, tenaciousness, tenacity,
thickness, tightness, timing, toughness, traditionalism,
transparency, transpicuity, trilateral symmetry, unadorned style,
unambiguousness, unequivocalness, uniformity, union, unison,
unisonance, unity, unmistakableness, unruffledness, viscidity,
viscosity, viscousness

consistency at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural consistencies)
1 [U] (approving) the quality of always behaving in the same way or of having the same opinions, standard, etc.; the quality of being consistent:
She has played with great consistency all season. * We need to ensure the consistency of service to our customers.
2 [C, U] the consistency of a mixture or a liquid substance is how thick, smooth, etc. it is:
Beat the ingredients together to a creamy consistency. * The cement should have the consistency of wet sand.

Consistency at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Consistence \Con*sist"ence\, Consistency \Con*sist"en*cy\, n.
[Cf. F. consistance.]
1. The condition of standing or adhering together, or being
fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence;
firmness; coherence; solidity.

Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it
restore itself to the natural consistence. --Bacon.

We are as water, weak, and of no consistence. --Jer.

The same form, substance, and consistency. --T.

2. A degree of firmness, density, or spissitude.

Let the expressed juices be boiled into the
consistence of a sirup. --Arbuthnot.

consistency at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the property of holding together and retaining its shape;
"when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to
bake" [syn: {consistence}, {body}]
2: a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
[syn: {consistence}] [ant: {inconsistency}]
3: logical coherence and accordance with the facts; "a rambling
argument that lacked any consistency"
4: (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so
constituted that none of the propositions deducible from
the axioms contradict one another

consistency at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Inter: en-noun » consistenc|ies
  • local coherence
    1. correspondence or compatibility
    2. reliability or uniformity; the quality of being consistent
    3. : They want to achieve a high degree of consistency in their process and their product.
    4. the degree of viscosity of something
    5. : Mix it until it has the consistency of a thick paste.
    6. Inter: logi » c Freedom from contradiction; the state of a system of axioms such that none of the propositions deduced from them are mutually contradictory


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    Inter: trans-top » reliability or uniformity; the quality of being consistent
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|постоянство|n, Inter: t+ » bg|устойчивост|f
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|consistència|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|συνέπεια|f|tr=synépeia
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|comhsheasmhacht|f
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|سازگاری|tr=sazgarí|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t- » ku|ڕێکی|tr=rékí|sc=ku-Arab

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|konsistens
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|consistência|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|consistencia|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » degree of viscosity of something
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|консистенция|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|consistència|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|konsistens|c
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konsistenz|f
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|comhsheasmhacht|f
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » no|konsistens|m
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|konsistens|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|konsystencja|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|консистенция|f|sc=Cyrl
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|konsistens|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » logic: state of a system of axioms
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|consistència|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|samenhang|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Widerspruchsfreiheit|f, Inter: t+ » de|Konsistenz|f
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|konsistens

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Systems theory -
    Translation: et » consistency
    Translation: el » consistency
    Translation: fr » consistency
    Translation: ko » consistency
    Translation: io » consistency
    Translation: id » consistency
    Translation: it » consistency
    Translation: kn » consistency
    Translation: hu » consistency
    Translation: ja » consistency
    Translation: no » consistency
    Translation: pl » consistency
    Translation: ro » consistency
    Translation: ru » consistency
    Category: simple:consistency -
    Translation: fi » consistency
    Translation: sv » consistency
    Translation: ta » consistency
    Translation: te » consistency
    Translation: tr » consistency
    Translation: vi » consistency
    Translation: zh » consistency