consistency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1594 1. a. archaic condition of adhering together ; firmness of material substance b. firmness of constitution or character ; persistency 2. degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or resistance to movement or separation of constituent particles <
boil the juice to the consistency of a thick syrup
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3. a. agreement or harmony of parts or features to one another or a whole ; correspondence; specifically ability to be asserted together without contradiction b. harmony of conduct or practice with profession <
followed her own advice with consistency
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