Definitions for consistentkənˈsɪs tənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•sist•entkənˈsɪs tənt(adj.)

  1. agreeing or accordant; compatible; not self-contradictory:

    actions consistent with his views.

  2. constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form, etc.:

    a consistent opponent of capital punishment.

  3. holding firmly together; cohering.

  4. Archaic. fixed; firm.

Origin of consistent:

1565–75; < L consistent-, s. of consistēns, prp. of consistere. See consist , -ent


Princeton's WordNet

  1. consistent(adj)

    (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

  2. reproducible, consistent(adj)

    capable of being reproduced

    "astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained"

  3. coherent, consistent, logical, ordered(adj)

    marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts

    "a coherent argument"

  4. consistent, uniform(adj)

    the same throughout in structure or composition

    "bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. consistent(adjective)ənˈsɪs tənt

    ≠ inconsistent

    The team has not been consistent this season.; consistent problems with the software; developing in a consistent way

  2. consistentənˈsɪs tənt

    (of information) matching other information

    data that are consistent across continents; an account that is consistent with others; I consistently deal with these types of problems.; patterns that appear consistently over time


  1. consistent(Noun)

    Objects or facts that are coexistent, or in agreement with one another.

  2. consistent(Noun)

    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.

  3. consistent(Adjective)

    of a regularly occurring, dependable nature

  4. consistent(Adjective)

    Of a set of statements, such that no contradiction logically follows from them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consistent(adj)

    possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid

  2. Consistent(adj)

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

  3. Consistent(adj)

    living or acting in conformity with one's belief or professions

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consistent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3182

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consistent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4087

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consistent' in Adjectives Frequency: #428

Translations for consistent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with with ) in agreement (with)

The two statements are not consistent; The second statement is not consistent with the first.

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