- 1Acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate: the parents are being consistent and firm in their reactions a consistent worldwide application of its policiesMore example sentences
- One of the important principles when working with and bringing up children is to be honest, fair and consistent.
- First, it helps ensure that reporting by parties is adequate, accurate, and consistent.
- The local authorities should exercise this duty in a fair and consistent way.
- 1.1Unchanging in nature, standard, or effect over time: he is Rangers' most consistent player this season the mixtures are of consistent qualityMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2(Of an argument or set of ideas) not containing any logical contradictions: a consistent explanationMore example sentences
- 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.
- 3 [predic.] Compatible or in agreement with something: the injuries are consistent with falling from a great heightMore example sentences
- 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.
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- The Government has consistently acted on the best professional veterinary advice.
- That would be great news for one of the country's most consistently strong riders of the last decade.
- It is a misgiving he is at pains to avoid in this consistently entertaining and revealing anthology.
late 16th century (in the sense 'consisting or composed of'): from Latin consistent- 'standing firm or still, existing', from the verb consistere (see consist).