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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consistence  \Con*sist"ence\,  Consistency  \Con*sist"en*cy\,  n. 
  [Cf.  F.  consistance.] 
  1.  The  condition  of  standing  or  adhering  together,  or  being 
  fixed  in  union,  as  the  parts  of  a  body;  existence; 
  firmness;  coherence;  solidity. 
 
  Water,  being  divided,  maketh  many  circles,  till  it 
  restore  itself  to  the  natural  consistence.  --Bacon. 
 
  We  are  as  water,  weak,  and  of  no  consistence.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  The  same  form  substance,  and  consistency.  --T. 
  Burnet. 
 
  2.  A  degree  of  firmness,  density,  or  spissitude. 
 
  Let  the  expressed  juices  be  boiled  into  the 
  consistence  of  a  sirup.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consistency 
  n  1:  the  property  of  holding  together  and  retaining  its  shape; 
  "when  the  dough  has  enough  consistency  it  is  ready  to 
  bake"  [syn:  {consistence},  {body}] 
  2:  a  harmonious  uniformity  or  agreement  among  things  or  parts 
  [syn:  {consistence}]  [ant:  {inconsistency}] 
  3:  logical  coherence  and  accordance  with  the  facts:  "a  rambling 
  argument  that  lacked  any  consistency" 
  4:  (logic)  an  attribute  of  a  logical  system  that  is  so 
  constituted  that  none  of  the  propositions  deducible  from 
  the  axioms  contradict  one  another 




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