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"consistent" in British English

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consistentadjective

uk   us   /kənˈsɪs.tənt/

consistent adjective (NOT CHANGING)

C2 always ​behaving or ​happening in a ​similar, ​especiallypositive, way: There has been a consistent ​improvement in her ​attitude. Her ​work is sometimes good, but the ​problem is she's not consistent.
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consistent adjective (AGREEING)

C2 [after verb] in ​agreement with other ​facts or with ​typical or ​previousbehaviour, or having the same ​principles as something ​else: What the ​witness said in ​court was not consistent with the ​statement he made to the ​police. We do not ​consider his ​behaviour to be consistent with the ​holding of a ​high-rankingjob.
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C2 The ​president has consistently ​denied the ​rumours.
(Definition of consistent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consistent" in American English

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consistentadjective

 us   /kənˈsɪs·tənt/

consistent adjective (NOT VARYING)

always ​happening or ​behaving in a ​similar way: The ​president has been ​remarkably consistent on ​economicissues.

consistent adjective (AGREEING)

agreeing with something said or done ​previously: The witness’s ​story is consistent with the ​policereport.
(Definition of consistent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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