American English

Definition of consistent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(approving) always behaving in the same way, or having the same opinions, standards, etc. She's not very consistent in the way she treats her children. He has been Nashville's most consistent player this season. We must be consistent in applying the rules. a consistent approach to the problem
  2. 2happening in the same way and continuing for a period of time the senator's consistent failure to come up with any new policies a pattern of consistent growth in the economy
  3. 3consistent with something in agreement with something; not contradicting something The results are entirely consistent with our earlier research. injuries consistent with a fall from an upper story (= similar to those such a fall would have caused)
  4. 4(of an argument or a set of ideas) having different parts that all agree with each other a well-thought-out and consistent argument opposite inconsistent
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adverb Her work has been consistently excellent. We have argued consistently for a change in the law.
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