The definition of consistent is something that is reliable or in agreement.
An example of consistent is waking up at seven o'clock every morning.
- Rare holding together; firm; solid: consistent soil
- in agreement or harmony; in accord; compatible: deeds not consistent with his words
- holding always to the same principles or practice: consistent behavior
Origin of consistentClassical Latin consistens, present participle of consistere: see consist
- In agreement; compatible: The testimony was consistent with the known facts.
- Being in agreement with itself; coherent and uniform: a consistent pattern of behavior.
- Reliable; steady: demonstrated a consistent ability to impress the critics.
- Mathematics Having at least one common solution, as of two or more equations or inequalities.
- Holding true as a group; not contradictory: a consistent set of statements.
Origin of consistentLatin cōnsistēns cōnsistent- present participle of cōnsistere to stand still ; see consist .
(comparative more consistent, superlative most consistent)
- Of a regularly occurring, dependable nature.
- The consistent use of Chinglish in China can be very annoying, apart from some initial amusement.
- He is very consistent in his political choices: economy good or bad, he always votes Labour!
- Compatible, accordant.
- (logic) Of a set of statements, such that no contradiction logically follows from them.