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Pronunciation:  cân'sistuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
  2. [n]  the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"

CONSISTENCE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: body, consistency
 Antonyms: inconsistency
 See Also: breakableness, gaseousness, hardness, porosity, porousness, property, softness, solidity, solidness, thickness, thinness, unbreakableness, uniformity, uniformness, viscosity, viscousness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*sist"ence\, Consistency \Con*sist"en*cy\, n.
[Cf. F. consistance.]
1. The condition of standing or adhering together, or being
   fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence;
   firmness; coherence; solidity.

         Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it
         restore itself to the natural consistence. --Bacon.

         We are as water, weak, and of no consistence. --Jer.

         The same form, substance, and consistency. --T.

2. A degree of firmness, density, or spissitude.

         Let the expressed juices be boiled into the
         consistence of a sirup.               --Arbuthnot.

3. That which stands together as a united whole; a

         The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence
         of orders and members.                --Milton.

4. Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality;
   durability; persistency.

         His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting
         consistency.                          --South.

5. 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.

         That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly
         pursues those measures which appear the most just.

         Consistency, thou art a jewel.        --Popular