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Definition 1: the property of holding together and retaining its shape - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where consistency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wool has more body than rayon
  • when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake

Synonyms for consistency in the sense of this definition

(consistency is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of consistency ) having the consistency of a gas

(... is a kind of consistency ) the consistency of a solid

(... is a kind of consistency ) the property of being porous; being able to absorb fluids

(... is a kind of consistency ) a consistency of something that does not break under pressure

(... is a kind of consistency ) the consistency of something that breaks under pressure

(... is a kind of consistency ) the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded

(... is a kind of consistency ) the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale

(... is a kind of consistency ) a consistency of low viscosity

"he disliked the thinness of the soup"

(... is a kind of consistency ) resistance to flow

(... is a kind of consistency ) resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow)

(... are attributes of consistency) relatively dense in consistency

"thick cream" "thick soup" "thick smoke" "thick fog"

(... are attributes of consistency) relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous

"air is thin at high altitudes" "a thin soup" "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk" "thin oil"

Definition 2: (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another - [noun denoting attribute]

(consistency is a kind of ...) correct and valid reasoning

(consistency belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Definition 3: a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for consistency in the sense of this definition

(consistency is a kind of ...) the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)

Definition 4: logical coherence and accordance with the facts - [noun denoting state]

Samples where consistency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rambling argument that lacked any consistency

(consistency is a kind of ...) the state of cohering or sticking together

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