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English noun: consistency

1. consistency (attribute) the property of holding together and retaining its shape

SamplesWool has more body than rayon.
When the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake.

Synonymsbody, consistence, eubstance

Broader (hypernym)property

Narrower (hyponym)breakableness, gaseousness, hardness, porosity, porousness, softness, solidity, solidness, thickness, thinness, unbreakableness, viscosity, viscousness

Attributethick, thin

2. consistency (attribute) a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts


Broader (hypernym)uniformity, uniformness


3. consistency (state) logical coherence and accordance with the facts

SamplesA rambling argument that lacked any consistency.

Broader (hypernym)coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness

4. consistency (attribute) (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another

Broader (hypernym)logicality, logicalness

Domain categorylogic

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