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Noun consistency has 4 senses


consistencyn. [Cf. F. consistance.].
  •  The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity.  [1913 Webster]
    "Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it restore itself to the natural consistence."  [1913 Webster]
    "We are as water, weak, and of no consistence."  [1913 Webster]
    "The same form, substance, and consistency."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or spissitude; a measure of the ability to hold together when manipulated.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.  [1913 Webster]
    "The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.  [1913 Webster]
    "His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character.  [1913 Webster]
    "That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most just."  [1913 Webster]
    "Consistency, thou art a jewel."  [1913 Webster]


consistency, n. (also consistence) (pl. -ies or -es)
1 the degree of density, firmness, or viscosity, esp. of thick liquids.
2 the state of being consistent; conformity with other or earlier attitudes, practice, etc.
3 the state or quality of holding or sticking together and retaining shape.

F consistence or LL consistentia (as consist)



accommodation, accord, accordance, acquiescence, adaptation, adaption, adhesiveness, adjustment, affinity, agreement, apposition, aptness, assent, balance, bilateral symmetry, bullheadedness, calm, chorus, clarity, clear-cutness, clearness, closeness, coherence, cohesiveness, coincidence, compactness, compatibility, compliance, concert, concord, concordance, conformance, conformation, conformation other-direction, conformity, congeniality, congestedness, congestion, congruence, congruency, congruity, connectedness, connection, consecutiveness, consistence, consonance, consort, constancy, continuity, conventionality, cooperation, correspondence, crowdedness, crystallinity, definition, denseness, density, directness, distinctness, dynamic symmetry, equability, equality, equanimity, equilibrium, equivalence, eurythmics, eurythmy, evenness, explicitness, felicity, finish, firmness, fitness, flexibility, gluiness, glutinosity, gumminess, hardness, harmony, homogeneity, impenetrability, impermeability, imporosity, incompressibility, intersection, jammedness, keeping, likeness, limpidity, line, lucidity, malleability, monolithism, multilateral symmetry, obedience, observance, obstinacy, oneness, orderliness, orthodoxy, overlap, parallelism, peace, pellucidity, persistence, persistency, perspicuity, plain English, plain speech, plain style, plainness, pliancy, polarity, proportion, proportionality, rapport, reconcilement, reconciliation, regularity, relative density, retention, self-consistency, sequence, shapeliness, similarity, simplicity, snugness, solidity, solidness, specific gravity, spissitude, stability, steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stickiness, straightforwardness, strictness, structure, stubbornness, suitability, symmetricalness, symmetry, sync, synchronism, tackiness, tally, tenaciousness, tenacity, thickness, tightness, timing, toughness, traditionalism, transparency, transpicuity, trilateral symmetry, unadorned style, unambiguousness, unequivocalness, uniformity, union, unison, unisonance, unity, unmistakableness, unruffledness, viscidity, viscosity, viscousness




N uniformity, homogeneity, homogeneousness, consistency, connaturality, connaturalness, homology, accordance, conformity, agreement, consonance, uniformness, regularity, constancy, even tenor, routine, monotony, uniform, homogeneous, homologous, of a piece, consistent, connatural, monotonous, even, invariable, regular, unchanged, undeviating, unvaried, unvarying, unsegmented, uniformly, uniformly with, in harmony with, always, invariably, without exception, without fail, unfailingly, never otherwise, by clockwork, ab uno disce omnes.


N agreement, accord, accordance, unison, harmony, concord, concordance, concert, understanding, mutual understanding, conformity, conformance, uniformity, consonance, consentaneousness, consistency, congruity, congruence, keeping, congeniality, correspondence, parallelism, apposition, union, fitness, aptness, relevancy, pertinence, pertinencey, sortance, case in point, aptitude, coaptation, propriety, applicability, admissibility, commensurability, compatibility, cognation, adaption, adjustment, graduation, accommodation, reconciliation, reconcilement, assimilation, consent, concurrence, cooperation, right man in the right place, very thing, quite the thing, just the thing, agreeing, suiting, in accord, accordant, concordant, consonant, congruous, consentaneous, correspondent, congenial, coherent, becoming, harmonious reconcilable, conformable, in accordance with, in harmony with, in keeping with, in unison with at one with, of one mind, of a piece, consistent, compatible, proportionate, commensurate, on all fours, apt, apposite, pertinent, pat, to the point, to the purpose, happy, felicitous, germane, ad rem, in point, on point, directly on point, bearing upon, applicable, relevant, admissible, fit adapted, in loco, a propos, appropriate, seasonable, sortable, suitable, idoneous, deft, meet, at home, in one's proper element, a propos of, pertinently, rem acu tetigisti, if the shoe fits, wear it, the cap fits, auxilia humilia firma consensus facit, discers concordia.

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