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Consistency (IPA: /kənˈsɪstənsi/)


Consistency (n.)

The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity.

Consistency (n.)

A degree of firmness, density, or spissitude.

Consistency (n.)

That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.

Consistency (n.)

Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.

Consistency (n.)

Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character.

Consistency

In logic, property of a theory that does not contain a contradiction

Consistency

Property of a database system ensuring that a transaction can only bring the database from one valid state to another, maintaining database invariants (constraints, cascades, triggers etc.)

Consistency

The property of holding together and retaining shape

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." - Mind

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood." - Consistency

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A silly ass wrote a paper to prove me inconsistent. Inconsistency is the bugbear of fools! I wouldn't give a damn for a fellow who couldn't change his mind with a change of conditions." - Consistency

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Cantilenam eandem canis." - Consistency

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not." - Consistency


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