inconsistency

  • 1 Inconsistency — In con*sist en*cy, n.; pl. {Inconsistencies}. [Cf. F. inconsistance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being inconsistent; discordance in respect to sentiment or action; such contrariety between two things that both can not exist or be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 inconsistency — I noun antilogy, antinomy, capriciousness, changeableness, contradiction, contradictoriness, contrariety, deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 inconsistency — (n.) 1640s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + CONSISTENCY (Cf. consistency). Related: Inconsistencies …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 inconsistency — [in΄kən sis′tən sē] n. 1. the quality or state of being inconsistent 2. pl. inconsistencies an inconsistent act, remark, etc.: Also inconsistence …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 inconsistency — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ serious ▪ glaring ▪ apparent ▪ internal ▪ Researchers have found that internal inconsistencies in hospital case notes are common …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 6 inconsistency — [[t]ɪ̱nkənsɪ̱stənsi[/t]] inconsistencies 1) N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone s inconsistency, you are criticizing them for not behaving in the same way every time a similar situation occurs. His worst fault was his inconsistency …

    English dictionary

  • 7 inconsistency — in|con|sis|ten|cy [ˌınkənˈsıstənsi] n plural inconsistencies 1.) [U] when someone keeps changing their behaviour, reactions etc so that other people become confused ≠ ↑consistency 2.) [U and C] a situation in which two statements are different… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 inconsistency — UK [ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsɪ] / US noun Word forms inconsistency : singular inconsistency plural inconsistencies 1) [countable] something that does not match something else There were some inconsistencies in his story. 2) [uncountable] the state of being… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 inconsistency — noun 1 (U) changes in someone s behaviour or reactions that make their ideas, wishes etc unclear: Inconsistency in management creates unnecessary anxieties among the workforce. 2 (countable usually plural) two statements that cannot both be true… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 inconsistency — paslankumas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Fiziologinis ir psichinis paslankumas, pasireiškiantis nevienodu nervinių procesų ar emocijų greičiu, svyravimu. kilmė lot. labilis – nepastovus, siūbuojantis, netvirtas atitikmenys …

    Sporto terminų žodynas

  • 11 inconsistency — Want of harmony or accord. The quality of being inconsistent. Want of harmony between two clauses of an instrument, as where there are conflicting descriptions in a deed of the property conveyed. 23 Am J2d Deeds § 237. Repugnancy in a pleading;… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 12 inconsistency — inconsistent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not consistent. DERIVATIVES inconsistency noun inconsistently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 inconsistency — noun Date: 1647 1. an instance of being inconsistent 2. the quality or state of being inconsistent …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 inconsistency — /in keuhn sis teuhn see/, n., pl. inconsistencies for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being inconsistent. 2. an inconsistent thing, action, remark, etc. Also, inconsistence. [1640 50; IN 3 + CONSISTENCY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 inconsistency — noun a) The state of being inconsistent b) an incompatibility between two propositions that cannot both be true Syn: contrariety, deviation, difference, disagreement …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 inconsistency — Synonyms and related words: aloofness, ambiguity, ambivalence, anarchy, antagonism, antilogy, antinomy, antipathy, antithesis, asymmetry, capriciousness, changeability, changeableness, chaos, choppiness, clashing, collision, conflict,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 inconsistency — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. changeableness, fickleness; incompatibility; contrariness, contradiction. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. discrepancy, disagreement, dissimilarity, disparity, variance, contrariety, incongruity, inequality,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 inconsistency — in|con|sis|ten|cy [ ,ınkən sıstənsi ] noun 1. ) count something that does not match something else: There were some inconsistencies in his story. 2. ) uncount the state of being inconsistent …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 inconsistency — in·con·sist·en·cy || ‚ɪnkÉ™n sɪstÉ™nsɪ n. incompatibility, incongruity, lack of harmony; lack of consistency …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 Inconsistency —   A data base condition which indicates that either data has been lost or corrupted in the computer or that there is a program error occurring …

    International financial encyclopaedia


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