Consistent definition

kən-sĭstənt
Reliable; steady.

Demonstrated a consistent ability to impress the critics.

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(mathematics) Having at least one common solution, as of two or more equations or inequalities.
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In agreement; compatible.

The testimony was consistent with the known facts.

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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.
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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.

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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!

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(logic) Of a set of statements, such that no contradiction logically follows from them.
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(in the plural, rare) Objects or facts that are coexistent, or in agreement with one another.
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(rare) Holding together; firm; solid.

Consistent soil.

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In agreement or harmony; in accord; compatible.

Deeds not consistent with his words.

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Being in agreement with itself; coherent and uniform.

A consistent pattern of behavior.

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Holding true as a group; not contradictory.

A consistent set of statements.

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Holding always to the same principles or practice.

Consistent behavior.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
consistent
Plural:
consistents

Origin of consistent

  • Latin cōnsistēns cōnsistent- present participle of cōnsistere to stand still consist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition