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inconsistency

noun
     
in‧con‧sis‧ten‧cy plural inconsistencies
1 [uncountable] when someone keeps changing their behaviour, reactions etc so that other people become confused [≠ consistency]
2 [uncountable and countable] a situation in which two statements are different and cannot both be true [= contradiction]:
There were several glaring inconsistencies (=very noticeable differences) in his report.
inconsistency between
Defence counsel looks for inconsistency between witness statements.

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