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consistent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


consistent at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1574, "standing firm," from L. consistentem (nom. consistens), prp. of consistere (see consist). Modern sense of "agreeing" (with with) is first attested 1646. Older sense survives in consistency (1594). ///

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

W3S3 adj [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: , present participle of consistere; CONSIST]//
1 always behaving in the same way or having the same attitudes, standards etc - usually used to show approval: → inconsistent// --She's one of the team's most consistent players.// consistent in// --We need to be consistent in our approach.//
2 continuing to happen or develop in the same way: --a consistent improvement in the country's economy//
3 a consistent argument or idea does not have any parts that do not match other parts: → inconsistent// --The evidence is not consistent.//
4 be consistent with sth: if a fact, idea etc is consistent with another one, it seems to match it// --Her injuries are consistent with having fallen from the building.// --The results are consistent with earlier research.// -- consistently adv // --consistently high performance//

consistent at French => English Of Explained:


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

162 Moby Thesaurus words for "consistent":
accordant, affirmative, agreeable, agreeing, alike, answerable,
at one, authoritative, automatic, balanced, binding, clean-cut,
clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, coexistent,
coexisting, cogent, coherent, coincident, coinciding, commensurate,
compatible, concordant, concurring, conformable, conforming,
congenial, congruent, congruous, connected, consecutive,
consentaneous, consentient, consonant, constant, continuous,
cooperating, cooperative, correspondent, corresponding, crisp,
crystal-clear, crystalline, defined, definite, dependable, devoted,
direct, distinct, en rapport, equable, equal, equivalent, even,
explicit, express, faithful, firm, flat, good, harmonious,
homogeneous, immutable, in accord, in agreement, in harmony,
in keeping, in rapport, in sync, in synchronization, inaccordance,
inharmony, invariable, joined, just, lawful, legal, legitimate,
level, like-minded, limpid, logical, loud and clear, loyal, lucid,
luminous, marble-constant, measured, mechanical, methodic,
monolithic, of a piece, of like mind, of one mind, on all fours,
ordered, orderly, pellucid, persistent, perspicuous, plain,
positive, predictable, proportionate, reconcilable, regular,
robotlike, self-consistent, sequent, sequential, serial, simple,
smooth, solid, sound, stable, staunch, steadfast, steady,
straightforward, substantial, sufficient, symbiotic, sympathetic,
synchronized, synchronous, systematic, tight, translucent,
transparent, transpicuous, true, true-blue, unambiguous, unanimous,
unbroken, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unconfused,
undeviating, undifferentiated, undiversified, unequivocal,
unfailing, uniform, uninterrupted, unisonant, unisonous, univocal,
unmistakable, unruffled, unswerving, unvaried, unvarying, valid,
weighty, well-defined, well-founded, well-grounded

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

1 (approving) always behaving in the same way, or having the same opinions, standards, etc:
She's not very consistent in the way she treats her children. * He has been Milan's most consistent player this season. * We must be consistent in applying the rules. * a consistent approach to the problem * We need results that are consistent (= of the same standard) throughout the year.
2 happening in the same way and continuing for a period of time:
the party's consistent failure to come up with any new policies * a pattern of consistent growth in the economy
3 ~ with sth in agreement with sth; not CONTRADICTING sth:
The results are entirely consistent with our earlier research. * injuries consistent with a fall from an upper storey (= similar to those such a fall would have caused)
4 (of an argument or a set of ideas) having different parts that all agree with each other:
a well-thought-out and consistent argument
consistently adverb:
Her work has been of a consistently high standard. * We have argued consistently for a change in the law.

CONSISTENT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

having skin that has been turned brown in an attractive way by the sun:
strong bronzed arms(especially BrE) (AmE usually pin) noun a piece of jewellery with a pin on the back of it, that can be fastened

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

Consistent \Con*sist"ent\, a. [L. consistens, p. pr.: cf. F.
1. Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid.

The humoral and consistent parts of the body.

2. Having agreement with itself or with something else;
having harmony among its parts; possesing unity;
accordant; harmonious; congruous; compatible; uniform; not

Show me one that has it in his power To act
consistent with himself an hour. --Pope.

With reference to such a lord, to serve and to be
free are terms not consistent only, but equivalent.

3. Living or acting in conformity with one's belief or

It was utterly to be at once a consistent Quaker and
a conspirator. --Macaulay.

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

adj 1: (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or
reliable; "testimony consistent with the known facts";
"I have decided that the course of conduct which I am
following is consistent with my sense of
responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR [ant:
2: marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent
relation of parts; "a logical argument"; "the orderly
presentation" [syn: {logical}, {ordered}, {orderly}]
3: capable of being reproduced; "astonishingly reproducible
results can be obtained" [syn: {reproducible}] [ant: {unreproducible}]
4: the same throughout in structure or composition; "bituminous
coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous
product" [syn: {uniform}]

consistent at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Inter: en-ad » j
  • of a regularly occurring, dependable nature
    1. : The consistent use of Chinglish in China can be very annoying, apart from some initial amusement.
    2. : He is very consistent in his political choices: economy good or bad, he always votes Labour!
    3. Inter: logi » c Of a set of statements, such that no contradiction logically follows from them.


      * inconsistent

  • contradictory

    Related terms

    * consist
  • consistence
  • consistency
  • inconsistent


    Inter: trans-top » of dependable nature
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|последователен, Inter: t+ » bg|постоянен
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|consistent
  • Chinese: 一貫 的, 一贯 的, yīguàn de
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|veel voorkomend, Inter: t- » nl|consequent
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|järjepidev

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|consistente|m|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|последовательный|tr=poslédovatel'nyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|seasmhach
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|consistente

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » not logically contradictory
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|непротиворечив
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|consistent
    • Chinese: 一貫 的, 一贯 的, yīguàn de
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|konzistentní, Inter: t- » cs|bezesporný|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|consequent, Inter: t- » nl|consistent

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|konsekvenca
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cohérent
  • German: Inter: t- » de|widerspruchsfrei, Inter: t+ » de|konsistent
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|ellentmondásmentes, Inter: t- » hu|konzisztens

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: plural » rare Objects or facts that are coexistent, or in agreement with one another.
    1. 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems'' (Dialogue 2):
    2. : The Diurnal motion of the primum mobile, is it not from East to West? And the annual motion of the Sun through the Ecliptick, is it not on the contrary from West to East? How then can you make these motions being conferred on the Earth ... to become consistents?
    3. In the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church, a kind of penitent who was allowed to assist at prayers, but could not be admitted to receive the holy sacrament.
    4. 1885 Catholic Dictionary 651
    5. : The consistentes stand together with the faithful, and do not go out with the catechumens.


      * Inter: R:OED » 2

  • Catholic Dictionary (1885)
  • Ephraim Chambers, Cyclopaedia - Supplement (1753)

  • Catalan


    Inter: ca-adj » type=mf
  • Inter: l » en|consistent

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » ca|consistentment
    • Inter: l » ca|inconsistent



    Inter: nl-ad » j
  • Inter: l » en|consistent


    Inter: nl-decl-ad » j

  • French


    Inter: fr-verb-for » m
  • Inter: conjugation of » consister||3|p|pres|ind|lang=fr
    1. Inter: conjugation of » consister||3|p|pres|sub|lang=fr



    Inter: la-verb-form » consistent
  • Inter: conjugation of » consisto|consistō|3|p|fut|act|ind|lang=la

  • Translation: et » consistent
    Translation: el » consistent
    Translation: es » consistent
    Translation: fa » consistent
    Translation: fr » consistent
    Translation: ko » consistent
    Translation: io » consistent
    Translation: kn » consistent
    Translation: hu » consistent
    Translation: mg » consistent
    Translation: ml » consistent
    Translation: my » consistent
    Translation: ja » consistent
    Translation: pl » consistent
    Translation: ru » consistent
    Category: simple:consistent -
    Translation: fi » consistent
    Translation: sv » consistent
    Translation: ta » consistent
    Translation: te » consistent
    Translation: vi » consistent
    Translation: zh » consistent