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Definition of "inconsistent" []

  • Displaying or marked by a lack of consistency, especially: (adjective)
  • Not regular or predictable; erratic: inconsistent behavior. (adjective)
  • Lacking in correct logical relation; contradictory: inconsistent statements. (adjective)
  • Not in agreement or harmony; incompatible: an intersection inconsistent with the road map. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Not solvable for the unknowns by the same set of values. Used of two or more equations or inequalities. (adjective)
  • Lacking in consistency, agreement, or compatibility; at variance (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.

  • Containing contradictory elements (adjective)
  • Irregular or fickle in behaviour or mood (adjective)
  • (of two or more equations) not having one common set of values of the variables: x + 2y = 5 and x + 2y = 6 are inconsistent (adjective)
  • (of a set of propositions) enabling an explicit contradiction to be validly derived (adjective)

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Use "inconsistent" in a sentence
  • "Toyota says Chief Executive Akio Toyoda will speak about quality control later in the day in his first news conference since the automaker issued massive global Canada says it's aware of a "small number" of reports of what it calls inconsistent brake feel in some of its 2010 Prius hybrids, and"
  • "Rooney, who two years ago threatened to cut the MCCA's ties with Aramark, said the authority was simply tired of what he called inconsistent service from Aramark."
  • "TORONTO - Toyota Canada says it's aware of a "small number" of reports of what it calls inconsistent brake feel in some of its 2010 Prius hybrids, and Transport Canada is investigating the problem."