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consistency

noun uk   us   /kənˈsɪs.tən.si/ (also consistence /kənˈsɪs.təns/ )

consistency noun (SUBSTANCE)

[C or U] the physical nature of a substance, especially a thick liquid, for example by being thick or thin, smooth or lumpy, etc.: She loved the creamy consistency of fresh paint. Melt the chocolate to a pouring (= easy to pour) consistency.

consistency noun (BEING THE SAME)

[U] the quality of always behaving or performing in a similar way, or of always happening in a similar way: They've won a few games this season but they lack consistency. It's important to show some consistency in your work.
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