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consistency

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

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.Straight, even and levelRough, irregular and uneven

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.
Opposite
Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed
(Definition of consistency from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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