consistent
adjective Etymology: Latin consistent-, consistens, present participle of consistere Date: 1638 1. archaic possessing firmness or coherence 2. a. marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity ; free from variation or contradiction <
a consistent style in painting
>
b. marked by agreement ; compatibleusually used with with <
statements not consistent with the truth
>
c. showing steady conformity to character, profession, belief, or custom <
a consistent patriot
>
3. tending to be arbitrarily close to the true value of the parameter estimated as the sample becomes large <
a consistent statistical estimator
>
consistently adverb

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