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consistency

con·sist·en·cy

consistency

 
pronunciation:
kn sI stn si
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: consistencies
definition 1: agreement or similarity between or among different things.
It is hard to tell what she will do because there is no consistency in her actions.
similar words:
accord, coherence
definition 2: the thickness, firmness, stiffness, or density.
Add more milk to the pudding mixture to get the right consistency.
Word Parts
The word consistency contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.