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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, especially positive, 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 previous behaviour, 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-ranking job.

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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 economic issues.
  • consistent adjective (AGREEING)

agreeing with something said or done previously: The witness’s story is consistent with the police report.
(Definition of consistent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“consistent” in American English

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