consistency[kən sis′tən sē]
- An example of consistency is a sauce that is easy to pour from a pitcher.
- An example of consistency is when all tests that students take are graded using the same grading scale.
- An example of consistency is when paint is applied uniformly so that the wall looks the same from one side to the other.
The definition of consistency means thickness or something stays the same, is done in the same way or looks the same.
- the condition of holding together; firmness or thickness, as of a liquid
- amount or degree of this: oil of the wrong consistency
- agreement; harmony; logical connection: arguments lacking consistency
- agreement with what has already been done or expressed; conformity with previous practice
Origin of consistencyMedieval Latin consistentia: see consistent
- a. Agreement or logical coherence among things or parts: a rambling argument that lacked any consistency.b. Correspondence among related aspects; compatibility: questioned the consistency of the administration's actions with its stated policy.
- Reliability or uniformity of successive results or events: pitched with remarkable consistency throughout the season.
- Degree of density, firmness, or viscosity: beat the mixture to the consistency of soft butter.
- Local coherence.
- Correspondence or compatibility.
- Reliability or uniformity; the quality of being consistent.
- They want to achieve a high degree of consistency in their process and their product.
- The degree of viscosity of something.
- Mix it until it has the consistency of a thick paste.
- (logic) Freedom from contradiction; the state of a system of axioms such that none of the propositions deduced from them are mutually contradictory.