Meaning of CONSISTENCY in English


/ kənˈsɪstənsi; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )


[ U ] ( approving ) the quality of always behaving in the same way or of having the same opinions, standard, etc.; the quality of being consistent :

She has played with great consistency all season.

We need to ensure the consistency of service to our customers.

OPP inconsistency


[ C , U ] the consistency of a mixture or a liquid substance is how thick, smooth, etc. it is :

Beat the ingredients together to a creamy consistency.

The cement should have the consistency of wet sand.



late 16th cent. (denoting permanence of form): from late Latin consistentia , from consistent- standing firm from consistere stand firm or still, exist, from con- together + sistere stand (still).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.