Definition of Consistency

1. Noun. The property of holding together and retaining its shape. "When the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"




2. Noun. A harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts.
Exact synonyms: Consistence
Generic synonyms: Uniformity, Uniformness
Derivative terms: Consist, Consistent, Consist
Antonyms: Inconsistency

3. Noun. Logical coherence and accordance with the facts. "A rambling argument that lacked any consistency"
Generic synonyms: Coherence, Coherency, Cohesion, Cohesiveness
Derivative terms: Consistent

4. Noun. (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another.
Generic synonyms: Logicality, Logicalness
Category relationships: Logic

Definition of Consistency

1. Noun. local coherence ¹

2. Noun. correspondence or compatibility ¹

3. Noun. reliability or uniformity; the quality of being consistent ¹

4. Noun. the degree of viscosity of something ¹

5. Noun. (logic) Freedom from contradiction; the state of a system of axioms such that none of the propositions deduced from them are mutually contradictory ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Consistency

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Literary usage of Consistency

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1. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1910)
"consistency of the notion of points, lines, and plane at infinity. We will now reduce the question of the consistency of our new terminology to that of the ..."

2. The Journal of General Physiology by Society of General Physiologists, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"Upon entrance of the spermatozoon into the egg a diminutive aster makes its appearance as a ball of a jelly-like consistency in the immediate vicinity of ..."

3. Poetry as a Representative Art: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"Fonn modelled on Direct Representation—How Figures can be carried out with Manifest consistency and Continuity—Complete and Broken Figure. ..."

4. Lectures on Fundamental Concepts of Algebra and Geometry by John Wesley Young (1911)
"LECTURE V consistency, INDEPENDENCE, AND CATEGORI- ... The only test for the consistency of a body of propositions is that which connects with the abstract ..."

5. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"(SEB) consistency (topical) [Lat. con- + stare, to stand] : Ger. ... The logic of consistency, or Formal Logic, is a statement of the ..."

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