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Meaning of “consistency” in the English Dictionary

"consistency" in British English

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consistencynoun

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

[C or U] the ​physicalnature of a ​substance, ​especially a ​thickliquid, for ​example by being ​thick or ​thin, ​smooth or lumpy, etc.: She ​loved the ​creamy consistency of ​freshpaint. 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 ​yourwork.
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(Definition of consistency from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consistency" in American English

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consistencynoun

 us   /kənˈsɪs·tən·si/
  • consistency noun (THICKNESS)

[C/U] the ​qualityexpressing how ​thick or ​firm a ​mixture is, esp. a ​liquid: [C] It had a consistency like that of ​thickglue.
  • consistency noun (NO VARIETY)

[U] the ​state or ​condition of always ​happening or ​behaving in the same way: The team’s ​success will ​depend on the consistency of ​itspitching.
(Definition of consistency from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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