- The definition of consistency means thickness or something stays the same, is done in the same way or looks the same.
- 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.
consistency definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. consistencies
- 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: Midieval Latin consistentia: see consistent
consistency definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. con·sis·ten·cies
- 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.
consistency - Business Definition
- Using the same accounting methods over time.
- Using accounting methods that satisfy generally accepted accounting principles or other applicable professional standards.