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.
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:
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]