Definition of "consistency" []

  • Agreement or logical coherence among things or parts: a rambling argument that lacked any consistency. (noun)
  • Correspondence among related aspects; compatibility: questioned the consistency of the administration's actions with its stated policy. (noun)
  • Reliability or uniformity of successive results or events: pitched with remarkable consistency throughout the season. (noun)
  • Degree of density, firmness, or viscosity: beat the mixture to the consistency of soft butter. (noun)
  • Agreement or accordance with facts, form, or characteristics previously shown or stated (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Agreement or harmony between parts of something complex; compatibility (noun)
  • Degree of viscosity or firmness (noun)
  • The state or quality of holding or sticking together and retaining shape (noun)
  • Conformity with previous attitudes, behaviour, practice, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "consistency" in a sentence
  • "It tastes almost like pastry cream, but the consistency is almost identical to Swiss meringue buttercream!"
  • "Of course, I suspect that their consistency is the result of being deluded enough to fail to understand the way the rest of the nation views SS rather than any intellectual integrity."
  • "Like her husband, she could see no point in consistency, which is the very mortar of society."