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CONSISTENCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does consistency mean? 

CONSISTENCY (noun)
  The noun CONSISTENCY has 4 senses:

1. the property of holding together and retaining its shape
2. a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
3. logical coherence and accordance with the facts
4. (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another

  Familiarity information: CONSISTENCY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSISTENCY (noun)


Sense 1consistency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of holding together and retaining its shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

consistency; consistence; body

Context example:

when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake

Hypernyms ("consistency" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)

Attribute:

thick (relatively dense in consistency)

thin (relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "consistency"):

gaseousness (having the consistency of a gas)

porosity; porousness (the property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids)

unbreakableness (a consistency of something that does not break under pressure)

breakableness (the consistency of something that breaks under pressure)

softness (the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded)

hardness (the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale)

thinness (a consistency of low viscosity)

thickness (resistance to flow)

viscosity; viscousness (resistance of a liquid to sheer forces (and hence to flow))

solidity; solidness (the consistency of a solid)


Sense 2consistency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

consistence; consistency

Hypernyms ("consistency" is a kind of...):

uniformity; uniformness (the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom))

Antonym:

inconsistency (the quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious uniformity among things or parts)


Sense 3consistency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Logical coherence and accordance with the facts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

a rambling argument that lacked any consistency

Hypernyms ("consistency" is a kind of...):

coherence; coherency; cohesion; cohesiveness (the state of cohering or sticking together)


Sense 4consistency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("consistency" is a kind of...):

logicality; logicalness (correct and valid reasoning)

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)


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