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inconsistency

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinconsistencyin‧con‧sis‧ten‧cy /ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsi/ AWL noun (plural inconsistencies) 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENT when someone keeps changing their behaviour, reactions etc so that other people become confused opp consistency2 [countable, uncountable]DIFFERENT a situation in which two statements are different and cannot both be true syn contradiction 🔊 There were several glaring inconsistencies (=very noticeable differences) in his report.inconsistency between 🔊 Defence counsel looks for inconsistency between witness statements.
Examples from the Corpus
inconsistencyHe saw no inconsistency between disfranchisement techniques and the Fifteenth Amendment.I have halted all pending foreclosure sales until they can be further reviewed for discrimination or inconsistency in program delivery.Is this a pedantic inconsistency, or does it reflect something more consequential?Sometimes, register inconsistency produces unintended pastiche and humour, in the same way that direct imitation of published styles can.The team's inconsistency on defense has lost them three games.Justice Anthony M.. Kennedy jumped in and attacked Davis at one point for the inconsistency of his rhetoric and logic.Hence, they failed to recognize the inconsistency between their espoused motivations for management and how they derived satisfaction from work.Even commentators sympathetic to the government saw the inconsistency of this plan.Whatever the complexities of Hobbes's personal motivations, there was no theoretical inconsistency in all of this.
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