- 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 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.