• WordNet 3.6
    • n consistency a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
    • n consistency (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another
    • n consistency 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"
    • n consistency logical coherence and accordance with the facts "a rambling argument that lacked any consistency"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days
    • Consistency A degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or spissitude; a measure of the ability to hold together when manipulated. "Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup."
    • Consistency 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. "That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most just.""Consistency , thou art a jewel."
    • Consistency Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency. "His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency ."
    • Consistency That which stands together as a united whole; a combination. "The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members."
    • Consistency The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity. "Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it restore itself to the natural consistence .""We are as water, weak, and of no consistence .""The same form, substance, and consistency ."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An ear of corn consists of 80% water
    • ns Consistency a degree of density: substance: agreement: the quality of being self-consistent
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  • Kajetan Von Schlaggenberg
    Kajetan Von Schlaggenberg
    “Maturity consists in no longer being taken in by oneself.”
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
    “To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places.”
  • Raymond Radiguet
    Raymond Radiguet
    “Originality consists in trying to be like everybody else --and failing.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The happiness in this life does not consist of being devoid of passion, but mastering them.”
  • Angelique Arnauld
    Angelique Arnauld
    “Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
  • Joe Paterno
    Joe Paterno
    “You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. consistance,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. consistĕrecon, together, sistĕre, to stand.


In literature:

These consist of a bud, flower, and rosette pattern.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
The crew consists of the captain and mate, with twelve or fourteen men, a portion of whom are on shore off duty.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sport of the game consists in rapid changes and unexpected variations in the orders given by the teacher.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
It consists of a graduated arc of 30 deg.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The shelves or brackets are the fruit bodies, and consist of the pileus with the fruiting surface below.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Composition of squad; object of squad movements.= The squad proper consists of a corporal and seven privates.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The population of Chiloe consists of Whites, Indians, and people of mixed blood.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
To decompose a body is to separate from each other the various elementary substances of which it consists.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
The borough was incorporated in 1882, and the corporation consists of a mayor, 6 aldermen and 17 councillors.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Assuming these prefixes to have consisted once of two distinct particles, such as, for example, Nos.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

Was a witty and beautiful miss,
Extremely correct in her ways,
But her English consisted of this:
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Whose fearless love for truth and right
Keeps falsehood ever distant;
And though he may be crushed by might,
Yet always acts consistent.
"No Enemies" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
And thou art worthy; full of power;
As gentle; liberal-minded, great,
Consistent; wearing all that weight
Of learning lightly like a flower.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 131" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
At yours, my child, who scarcely know
How much to your dear self I owe, --
Too young and innocent as yet
To guess in what consists the debt.
"Dedication" by Henry Timrod
And thou art worthy; full of power;
As gentle; liberal-minded, great,
Consistent; wearing all that weight
Of learning lightly like a flower.
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
At yours, my child, who scarcely know
How much to your dear self I owe, —
Too young and innocent as yet
To guess in what consists the debt.
"To Fairy" by Henry Timrod

In news:

The award winning screenwriter scripting a movie on the life of Steve Jobs has revealed that the entire film will consist of three scenes that will take place before the unveiling of the original Mac, NeXT, and the iPod.
If you have more than one location, you may want to consider a consolidation ad that consists of maps of your various locations.
Yellow Page AdsWhat should they consist of .
What should they consist of .
The true read on Vick is that he's an OK quarterback with a huge arm who can run, a constant big-play threat, but he's not accurate enough or nimble enough against a pass rush to be consistent .
NFL doesn't enforce rules consistently .
Consistently good in 2012.
The truth of the matter is that the Obama camp has consistently lied about the Republican candidates throughout this election cycle.
Highly Enjoyable 'March Madness' Is Consistently Entertaining.
Romney emerges consistently compassionate and competent.
The Helmand has remained remarkably consistent in the years since it first opened.
Consistently Conservative Small-Business Lobby Reaches Out to Democrats.
Where food is consistently good.
Performance has become more consistent because it has become possible to precisely duplicate the intake and exhaust port configurations that provide the best performance.
Getting the sauce to thicken and take on the right consistency requires that the cranberries simmer for at least 10 minutes.

In science:

As to the proof of the consistence of the given axiomatic definition of generalized numbers of any order, let us remark that we know that for n = 1 this is true since we know that Dedekind’s axiomatization of real numbers is consistent.
A new kind of numbers, the Non-Dedekindian Numbers, and the extension to them of the notion of algorithmic randomness
Hence, to obtain a proof by induction, it would be sufficient to prove that the consistence of the axioms for Gn implies the consistence for the axioms for Gn+1 .
A new kind of numbers, the Non-Dedekindian Numbers, and the extension to them of the notion of algorithmic randomness
A valid (n, d)-ToC T ∗ is consistent with a valid (n, d)-ToPC T , denoted by T |= T ∗ , if for every internal node, its connector in T ∗ is consistent with its (partial) connector in T . A partial connector C is a β -partial connector for 0 < β < 1 if the number of segments in C is at least (1 − β )n + 1.
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
The former consist of three types of string rewriting rules operating on strings, called legal strings, while the latter consist of three types of graph rewriting rules operating on graphs, called overlap graphs.
How Overlap Determines the Macronuclear Genes in Ciliates
It could be shown (see ) that a MLP with no hidden layers only can made decision boundaries consisting in a hyperplane, one hidden layer can perform a single convex region consisting in hyperplanes segments, finally, two hidden layers could generate arbitrary decision regions.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC