What does consistency mean?

Definitions for consistency
kənˈsɪs tən sicon·sis·ten·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consistency, consistence, eubstance, body(noun)

    the property of holding together and retaining its shape

    "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"

  2. consistency, consistence(noun)

    a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

  3. consistency(noun)

    logical coherence and accordance with the facts

    "a rambling argument that lacked any consistency"

  4. consistency(noun)

    (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another


  1. consistency(Noun)

    local coherence

  2. consistency(Noun)

    correspondence or compatibility

  3. consistency(Noun)

    reliability or uniformity; the quality of being consistent

    They want to achieve a high degree of consistency in their process and their product.

  4. consistency(Noun)

    the degree of viscosity of something

    Mix it until it has the consistency of a thick paste.

  5. consistency(Noun)

    Freedom from contradiction; the state of a system of axioms such that none of the propositions deduced from them are mutually contradictory

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consistency(noun)

    the condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity

  2. Consistency(noun)

    a degree of firmness, density, or spissitude

  3. Consistency(noun)

    that which stands together as a united whole; a combination

  4. Consistency(noun)

    firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency

  5. Consistency(noun)

    agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character


  1. Consistency

    In negotiation, consistency, or the consistency principle, refers to a negotiator's strong psychological need to be consistent with prior acts and statements. Dr. Robert Cialdini and his research team have conducted extensive research into what Cialdini refers to as the 'Consistency Principle of Persuasion'. Described in his book Influence Science and Practice, this principle states that people live up to what they have publicly said they will do and what they have written down. So Cialdini encourages us to have others write down their commitments as a route to having others live up to their promises.

Editors Contribution

  1. consistency

    The thickness or texture of a thing.

    The milkshake had a thick consistency like it was meant to.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 13, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consistency in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consistency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of consistency in a Sentence

  1. Peggy Noonan:

    Part of courage is simple consistency.

  2. John Sloan:

    Consistency is the quality of a stagnant mind.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

  5. Charlotte Brontë:

    Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.

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