noun (plural consistencies)[mass noun]
- 1Consistent behaviour or treatment: the consistency of measurement techniquesMore example sentences
- It must be logical, with consistency, coherence and clarity.
- Dictators, after all, aren't known for their moral consistency or steady behavior.
- That is just because consistency of treatment and equality and considerations of good administration are at stake.
- 1.1The quality of achieving a level of performance which does not vary greatly in quality over time: we know we have the ability at the club—what we need is consistencyMore example sentences
- He was the only driver who achieved this record of consistency and reliability.
- Their consistency of performance has been the cornerstone of their successes all through and they have matured immeasurably.
- But, to me, that is only to say that no person ever achieves total consistency.
- 2The way in which a substance holds together; thickness or viscosity: the sauce has the consistency of creamed butterMore example sentences
- It is generally about the size of a melon, a little fibrous towards the centre, but everywhere else quite smooth and puddingy, something in consistence between yeast-dumplings and batter-pudding.
- I began looking for a place to sit and found that the seats were covered in snot rockets and several other gooey substances of different consistencies.
- I work closely with the speech language pathologist in identifying and managing patients with dysphagia, ensuring appropriate food textures and fluid consistencies are provided.
late 16th century (denoting permanence of form): from late Latin consistentia, from consistent- 'standing firm' (see consistent).