♦♦♦1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is consistent always behaves in the same way, has the same attitudes towards people or things, or achieves the same level of success in something.
Becker has never been the most consistent of players anyway.
...his consistent support of free trade.Derived words:consistently ADV-GRADED ADV with v, ADV adj/adv
It's something I have consistently denied...
Jones and Armstrong maintain a consistently high standard.2) ADJ: v-link ADJ, usu ADJ with n If one fact or idea is consistent with another, they do not contradict each other.
This result is consistent with the findings of Garnett & Tobin...
New goals are not always consistent with the existing policies.3) ADJ An argument or set of ideas that is consistent is one in which no part contradicts or conflicts with any other part.
A theory should be internally consistent.Syn:
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consistent — I adjective accordant, agreeing, alike, coherent, cohering, compatible, compliable, concordant, conformable, congruent with, congruous, consonant, constans, conveniens, correspondent, equable, equal, harmonious, logical, not contradictory,… … Law dictionary
consistent — CONSISTÉNT, Ă, consistenţi, te, adj. 1. Vârtos, tare. 2. (Despre hrană) Substanţial, săţios. – Din fr. consistant. Trimis de dante, 30.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 Consistent ≠ inconsistent, neconsistent Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime… … Dicționar Român
Consistent — Con*sist ent, a. [L. consistens, p. pr.: cf. F. consistant.] 1. Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid. [1913 Webster] The humoral and consistent parts of the body. Harvey. [1913 Webster] 2. Having agreement with itself or with… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
consistent — [kən sis′tənt] adj. [L consistens, prp. of consistere: see CONSIST] 1. Rare holding together; firm; solid [consistent soil] 2. in agreement or harmony; in accord; compatible [deeds not consistent with his words] 3. holding always to the same… … English World dictionary
consistent — [adj1] constant, regular dependable, even, expected, homogeneous, invariable, logical, of a piece, persistent, rational, same, steady, true, true to type, unchanging, undeviating, unfailing, uniform, unvarying; concept 534 Ant. disagreeing,… … New thesaurus
consistent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) conforming to a regular pattern; unchanging. 2) (usu. consistent with) in agreement. DERIVATIVES consistently adverb … English terms dictionary
Consistent — (v. lat.), fest zusammenhängend, dauerhaft, derb … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
consistent — (adj.) 1570s, standing firm, standing still, from L. consistentem (nom. consistens), prp. of consistere (see CONSIST (Cf. consist)). Modern sense of agreeing (with with) is first attested 1640s. Older sense survives in CONSISTENCY (Cf.… … Etymology dictionary
consistent — congruous, *consonant, compatible, congenial, sympathetic Analogous words: conforming or conformable, tallying, jibing, squaring (see corresponding verbs at AGREE): matching, equaling (see MATCH vb): identical, alike, similar, *like Antonyms:… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
consistent — adj. 1 always behaving in the same way VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ Each generation becomes ever more consistent in its thinking. ▪ remain ADVERB … Collocations dictionary
consistent — con|sis|tent W3S3 [kənˈsıstənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of consistere; CONSIST] 1.) always behaving in the same way or having the same attitudes, standards etc usually used to show approval ≠ ↑inconsistent ▪… … Dictionary of contemporary English