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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)

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.

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."