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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of consistere; CONSIST

consistent

adjective
     
con‧sis‧tent S3 W3
1 always behaving in the same way or having the same attitudes, standards etc - usually used to show approval [≠ inconsistent]:
She's the team's most consistent player.
consistent in
We need to be consistent in our approach.
2 continuing to happen or develop in the same way:
a consistent improvement in the country's economy
3 a consistent argument or idea does not have any parts that do not match other parts [≠ inconsistent]:
The evidence is not consistent.
4

be consistent with something

if a fact, idea etc is consistent with another one, it seems to match it:
Her injuries are consistent with having fallen from the building.
The results are consistent with earlier research.
consistently adverb:
consistently high performance

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