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consistent Syllabification: con·sist·ent
Pronunciation: /kənˈsistənt/

Definition of consistent in English:


1(Of a person, behavior, or process) unchanging in achievement or effect over a period of time: manufacturing processes require a consistent approach
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  • The camps are operated to a very high standard and the consistent quality of the entire operation has stood the test of time.
  • He was happy to see a local product conforming to the highest standards of quality and consistent supply.
  • He's been one of our most consistent players all season and we'll miss him.
constant, regular, uniform, steady, stable, even, unchanging, undeviating, unfluctuating;
dependable, reliable, predictable
1.1Compatible or in agreement with something: the injuries are consistent with falling from a great height
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  • It is also essential that any such agreement is consistent with the European convention on human rights.
  • It also noted that the reforms were consistent with regional agreements.
  • Many legal experts argue that the agreements are neither legal, nor consistent with the Treaty.
compatible with, congruous with, consonant with, in tune with, in line with, reconcilable with;
corresponding to, conforming to
1.2(Of an argument or set of ideas) not containing any logical contradictions: a consistent explanation
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  • It will be clear to all, and we will have a consistent set of logic applying to it.
  • But can we gain from such images a consistent set of concepts which are relevant both to us and to the age itself?
  • This is not to say that Franklin's book is not guided by a consistent set of interests.


Late 16th century (in the sense 'consisting or composed of'): from Latin consistent- 'standing firm or still, existing', from the verb consistere (see consist).

Words that rhyme with consistent

assistant, coexistent, distant, equidistant, existent, insistent, persistent, resistant, subsistent, water-resistant
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