inconsistent
adjective Date: 1620 lacking consistency: as a. not compatible with another fact or claim <
inconsistent statements
>
b. containing incompatible elements <
an inconsistent argument
>
c. incoherent or illogical in thought or actions ; changeable d. not satisfiable by the same set of values for the unknowns <
inconsistent equations
>
<
inconsistent inequalities
>
inconsistently adverb

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