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English definition of “consistency”

consistency

noun [C or U] (SUBSTANCE)    /kənˈsɪs.tən.si/ (also consistence /kənˈsɪs.təns/)
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
(Definition of consistency noun (SUBSTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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