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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consistent  \Con*sist"ent\,  a.  [L.  consistens,  p.  pr.:  cf  F. 
  consistant.] 
  1.  Possessing  firmness  or  fixedness;  firm;  hard;  solid. 
 
  The  humoral  and  consistent  parts  of  the  body. 
  --Harvey. 
 
  2.  Having  agreement  with  itself  or  with  something  else; 
  having  harmony  among  its  parts  possesing  unity; 
  accordant;  harmonious;  congruous;  compatible;  uniform;  not 
  contradictory. 
 
  Show  me  one  that  has  it  in  his  power  To  act 
  consistent  with  himself  an  hour.  --Pope. 
 
  With  reference  to  such  a  lord,  to  serve  and  to  be 
  free  are  terms  not  consistent  only,  but  equivalent. 
  --South. 
 
  3.  Living  or  acting  in  conformity  with  one's  belief  or 
  professions. 
 
  It  was  utterly  to  be  at  once  a  consistent  Quaker  and 
  a  conspirator.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consistent 
  adj  1:  (sometimes  followed  by  `with')  in  agreement  or  consistent  or 
  reliable;  "testimony  consistent  with  the  known  facts"; 
  "I  have  decided  that  the  course  of  conduct  which  I  am 
  following  is  consistent  with  my  sense  of 
  responsibility  as  president  in  time  of  war"-  FDR  [ant: 
  {inconsistent}] 
  2:  marked  by  an  orderly,  logical,  and  aesthetically  consistent 
  relation  of  parts  "a  logical  argument";  "the  orderly 
  presentation"  [syn:  {logical},  {ordered},  {orderly}] 
  3:  capable  of  being  reproduced;  "astonishingly  reproducible 
  results  can  be  obtained"  [syn:  {reproducible}]  [ant:  {unreproducible}] 
  4:  the  same  throughout  in  structure  or  composition;  "bituminous 
  coal  is  often  treated  as  a  consistent  and  homogeneous 
  product"  [syn:  {uniform}] 




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