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consistency

con·sist·en·cy

consistency

 
 
pronunciation:
kn sI stn si
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: consistencies
definition 1: agreement or compatibility between or among constituent elements.
a consistency of line in her designs
antonyms:
inconsistency
similar words:
accord, coherence
definition 2: the degree of thickness, density, or viscosity.
The consistency of this pudding is not thick enough.
similar words:
substance
definition 3: agreement or compatibility between or among acts or occurrences that follow one another in succession.
consistency in the development of a theory
antonyms:
inconsistency
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.