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Definition of consistency noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. consistencies)
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  1. 1[uncountable] (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. opposite
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] 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.
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