consistency: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kun-sis'tun-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. a degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.: The liquid has the consistency of cream.
  2. steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.: There is consistency in his pattern of behavior.
  3. agreement, harmony, or compatibility, esp. correspondence or uniformity among the parts of a complex thing: consistency of colors throughout the house.
  4. the condition of cohering or holding together and retaining form; solidity or firmness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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