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Meaning of CONSISTENT

Pronunciation:  kun'sistunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a logical argument"; "the orderly presentation"
  2. [adj]  (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable; "testimony consistent with the known facts"; "I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
  3. [adj]  the same throughout in structure or composition; "bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product"
  4. [adj]  capable of being reproduced; "astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained"
 

CONSISTENT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: accordant, agreeable, coherent, concordant, conformable, consonant, duplicable, duplicatable, homogeneous, homogenous, in accord(p), in agreement(p), logical, ordered, orderly, pursuant(p), reconciled, reproducible, self-consistent, unchanging, uniform
 
 Antonyms: inconsistent, irreproducible, unreproducible
 
 See Also: invariable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*sist"ent\, a. [L. consistens, p. pr.: cf. F.
consistant.]
1. Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid.

         The humoral and consistent parts of the body.
                                               --Harvey.

2. Having agreement with itself or with something else;
   having harmony among its parts; possesing unity;
   accordant; harmonious; congruous; compatible; uniform; not
   contradictory.

         Show me one that has it in his power To act
         consistent with himself an hour.      --Pope.

         With reference to such a lord, to serve and to be
         free are terms not consistent only, but equivalent.
                                               --South.

3. Living or acting in conformity with one's belief or
   professions.

         It was utterly to be at once a consistent Quaker and
         a conspirator.                        --Macaulay.

 
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