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NOUN (4)

1. the property of holding together and retaining its shape;
- Example: "wool has more body than rayon"
- Example: "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
[syn: consistency, consistence, eubstance, body]

2. a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts;
[syn: consistency, consistence]

3. logical coherence and accordance with the facts;
- Example: "a rambling argument that lacked any consistency"

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Consistence \Con*sist"ence\, Consistency \Con*sist"en*cy\, n. [Cf. F. consistance.] 1. The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity. [1913 Webster] Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it restore itself to the natural consistence. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] We are as water, weak, and of no consistence. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] The same form, substance, and consistency. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. A degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or spissitude; a measure of the ability to hold together when manipulated. Syn: body. [1913 Webster] Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. That which stands together as a united whole; a combination. [1913 Webster] The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency. [1913 Webster] His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency. --South. [1913 Webster] 5. Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character. [1913 Webster] That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most just. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Consistency, thou art a jewel. --Popular Saying. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

consistency n 1: the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake" [syn: consistency, consistence, eubstance, body] 2: a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts [syn: consistency, consistence] [ant: inconsistency] 3: logical coherence and accordance with the facts; "a rambling argument that lacked any consistency" 4: (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

170 Moby Thesaurus words for "consistency": accommodation, accord, accordance, acquiescence, adaptation, adaption, adhesiveness, adjustment, affinity, agreement, apposition, aptness, assent, balance, bilateral symmetry, bullheadedness, calm, chorus, clarity, clear-cutness, clearness, closeness, coherence, cohesiveness, coincidence, compactness, compatibility, compliance, concert, concord, concordance, conformance, conformation, conformation other-direction, conformity, congeniality, congestedness, congestion, congruence, congruency, congruity, connectedness, connection, consecutiveness, consistence, consonance, consort, constancy, continuity, conventionality, cooperation, correspondence, crowdedness, crystallinity, definition, denseness, density, directness, distinctness, dynamic symmetry, equability, equality, equanimity, equilibrium, equivalence, eurythmics, eurythmy, evenness, explicitness, felicity, finish, firmness, fitness, flexibility, gluiness, glutinosity, gumminess, hardness, harmony, homogeneity, impenetrability, impermeability, imporosity, incompressibility, intersection, jammedness, keeping, likeness, limpidity, line, lucidity, malleability, monolithism, multilateral symmetry, obedience, observance, obstinacy, oneness, orderliness, orthodoxy, overlap, parallelism, peace, pellucidity, persistence, persistency, perspicuity, plain English, plain speech, plain style, plainness, pliancy, polarity, proportion, proportionality, rapport, reconcilement, reconciliation, regularity, relative density, retention, self-consistency, sequence, shapeliness, similarity, simplicity, snugness, solidity, solidness, specific gravity, spissitude, stability, steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stickiness, straightforwardness, strictness, structure, stubbornness, suitability, symmetricalness, symmetry, sync, synchronism, tackiness, tally, tenaciousness, tenacity, thickness, tightness, timing, toughness, traditionalism, transparency, transpicuity, trilateral symmetry, unadorned style, unambiguousness, unequivocalness, uniformity, union, unison, unisonance, unity, unmistakableness, unruffledness, viscidity, viscosity, viscousness