What does consistent mean?

Definitions for consistent
kənˈsɪs təntcon·sis·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consistentadjective

    (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, consistentadjective

    capable of being reproduced

    "astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained"

  3. coherent, consistent, logical, orderedadjective

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

    "a coherent argument"

  4. consistent, uniformadjective

    the same throughout in structure or composition

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

Wiktionary

  1. consistentnoun

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

  2. consistentnoun

    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. consistentadjective

    of a regularly occurring, dependable nature

  4. consistentadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Consistentadjective

    Etymology: consistens, Latin.

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

    A great part of their politicks others do not think consistent with honour to practise. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

    On their own axis as the planets run,
    Yet make at once their circle round the sun;
    So two consistent motions act the soul,
    And one regards itself, and one the whole. Alexander Pope, Essays.

    Shew me one that has it in his power
    To act consistent with himself an hour. Alexander Pope, Epist. of Hor.

    The fool consistent, and the false sincere;
    Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here. Alexander Pope, Epist.

    The sand, contained within the shell, becoming solid and consistent, at the same time that of the stratum without it did. John Woodward, Natural History, p. v.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consistentadjective

    possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid

  2. Consistentadjective

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

  3. Consistentadjective

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

  4. Etymology: [L. consistens, p. pr.: cf. F. consistant.]

Editors Contribution

  1. consistent

    Act and perform in a logical, just, fair and accurate manner in compliance with the universes truth in every moment.

    They are consistent in how they speak to each of their children and are respected for it.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2015  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consistent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consistent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of consistent in a Sentence

  1. Jen Psaki:

    While the White House does not intervene in criminal investigations, the issuing of subpoenas for the records of reporters in leak investigations is not consistent with the President’s policy direction to the Department, and the Department of Justice has reconfirmed it will not be used moving forward.

  2. Susan Love:

    It's hard to predict where spreads will be in two or three months' time and I think issuers in the US and Canada will be looking to other markets or other types of issuance, i think for EDC, we will try to stay consistent with our past practices but will also look at tapping other markets if there's demand. I do think it's a possibility we would look at issuing in other currencies.

  3. Scott Long:

    There is consistent pattern of invading private life. Arresting people in their apartment, breaking down their doors, looking for evidence of 'deviance', what underwear you wear, looking for condoms in the drawers, this is a strong message by the state power to pervade private life.

  4. Coverage Bush:

    He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I can not support his candidacy.

  5. Merrick Garland:

    Consistent with our commitment to the rule of law, we must ensure that full weight is accorded to separation-of-powers concerns moving forward.

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