(also consistence /-təns/)
noun (plural consistencies)
- 1Conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness: the grading system is to be streamlined to ensure greater consistencyMore example sentences
- The investigators reviewed the coding and analysis system to ensure accuracy and consistency.
- Editorial control does not always extend to ensuring factual accuracy or consistency of messages about food, cooking, eating and health.
- It is in this way that one can perhaps analyze the consistency and application of some of his earliest thinking.
- 1.1The achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time: his principal problem in tennis has been 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, typically a liquid, 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).