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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·sis·tence /kənˈsɪstən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·sist·ence Con·sist·en·cy, n.
 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, viscosity, or spissitude; a measure of the ability to hold together when manipulated.
 Syn: -- body.
    Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup.   --Arbuthnot.
 3. That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.
    The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members.   --Milton.
 4. Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.
    His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency.   --South.
 5. Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character.
    That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most just.   --Addison.
    Consistency, thou art a jewel.   --Popular Saying.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
           [syn: consistency] [ant: inconsistency]
      2: the property of holding together and retaining its shape;
         "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to
         bake" [syn: consistency, body]