Definition of "consistent" []

  • In agreement; compatible: The testimony was consistent with the known facts. (adjective)
  • Being in agreement with itself; coherent and uniform: a consistent pattern of behavior. (adjective)
  • Reliable; steady: demonstrated a consistent ability to impress the critics. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Having at least one common solution, as of two or more equations or inequalities. (adjective)
  • Holding true as a group; not contradictory: a consistent set of statements. (adjective)
  • Showing consistency; not self-contradictory (adjective)

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.

  • In agreement or harmony; accordant (adjective)
  • Steady; even (adjective)
  • (of two or more equations) satisfied by at least one common set of values of the variables (adjective)
  • (of a set of statements) capable of all being true at the same time or under the same interpretation (adjective)
  • (of a formal system) not permitting the deduction of a contradiction from the axioms (adjective)
  • Stuck together; cohering (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "consistent" in a sentence
  • "The phrase 'consistent employment and good health' rules out Kieron Dyer, who was suggested by Herbie Cullen."
  • "And to ensure that you are using a definition consistent with all of your agency's relevant rules and regulations, turn to your internal HR colleagues for help."
  • "His campaign says, no, they believe Republican voters are still looking for what they call a consistent conservative."