Meaning of INCONSISTENT in English
/ ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənt; NAmE / adjective
[ not usually before noun ] inconsistent (with sth) if two statements, etc. are inconsistent , or one is inconsistent with the other, they cannot both be true because they give the facts in a different way :
The report is inconsistent with the financial statements.
The witnesses' statements were inconsistent.
inconsistent with sth not matching a set of standards, ideas, etc. :
Her behaviour was clearly inconsistent with her beliefs.
( disapproving ) tending to change too often; not staying the same :
Children find it difficult if a parent is inconsistent.
► in·con·sis·tency / -ənsi; NAmE / noun [ U , C ] ( pl. -ies ):
There is some inconsistency between the witnesses' evidence and their earlier statements.
I noticed a few minor inconsistencies in her argument.
► in·con·sis·tent·ly adverb
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005