- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɪnkənˈsɪst(ə)nsi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsi/
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inconsistency (countable and uncountable, plural inconsistencies)
- The state of being inconsistent.
- 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. […], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, pages 4–5:
- It was a strange inconsistency, but never till then had I been so much struck with the worthless and frivolous life of society. Never till then did I feel the deep and eternal debt of gratitude that human nature owes to those who assert its higher influence; who feel their generous activity stirred by a thrice noble emulation; who appeal from the present to the future, and redeem their kind, by shewing of how much that is good and great ambition and genius are capable.
- (logic) An incompatibility between two propositions that cannot both be true.
state of being inconsistent