consistent

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consistent (comparative more consistent, superlative most consistent)

  1. Of a regularly occurring, dependable nature.
    The consistent use of Chinglish in China can be very annoying, apart from some initial amusement.
    He is very consistent in his political choices: economy good or bad, he always votes Labour!
  2. Compatible, accordant.
    • 2012 January 1, Steven Sloman, “The Battle Between Intuition and Deliberation”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 74: 
      Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.
  3. (logic) Of a set of statements, such that no contradiction logically follows from them.

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consistent (plural consistents)

  1. (in the plural, rare) Objects or facts that are coexistent, or in agreement with one another.
    • 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
      The Diurnal motion of the primum mobile, is it not from East to West? And the annual motion of the Sun through the Ecliptick, is it not on the contrary from West to East? How then can you make these motions being conferred on the Earth ... to become consistents?
  2. In the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church, a kind of penitent who was allowed to assist at prayers, but could not be admitted to receive the holy sacrament.
    • 1885 Catholic Dictionary 651
      The consistentes stand together with the faithful, and do not go out with the catechumens.

ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989
  • Catholic Dictionary (1885)
  • Ephraim Chambers, Cyclopaedia - Supplement (1753)

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consistent m, f (masculine and feminine plural consistents)

  1. consistent

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consistent (comparative consistenter, superlative consistentst)

  1. consistent

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consistent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of consister
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of consister

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consistent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of consistō
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