agreeing or accordant; compatible; not self-contradictory: His views and actions are consistent.
constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form, etc.: a consistent opponent.
holding firmly together; cohering.
Archaic. fixed; firm.

1565–75; < Latin consistent- (stem of consistēns, present participle of consistere). See consist, -ent

consistently, adverb
quasi-consistent, adjective
quasi-consistently, adverb

1. congruous, consonant, harmonious, conformable. Unabridged
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consistent (kənˈsɪstənt)
adj (foll by with)
1.  showing consistency; not self-contradictory
2.  in agreement or harmony; accordant
3.  steady; even: consistent growth
4.  maths (of two or more equations) satisfied by at least one common set of values of the variables: x + y = 4 and x -- y = 2 are consistent
5.  logic
 a.  (of a set of statements) capable of all being true at the same time or under the same interpretation
 b.  Compare complete Also: sound (of a formal system) not permitting the deduction of a contradiction from the axioms
6.  obsolete stuck together; cohering

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Word Origin & History

1570s, "standing firm," from L. consistentem (nom. consistens), prp. of consistere (see consist). Modern sense of "agreeing" (with with) is first attested 1640s. Older sense survives in consistency.
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Example sentences
But over time the national total has consistently been revised up, suggesting
  that any overstatement is modest.
When playing this simple game, people consistently reject the rational choice.
Plenty of palms grow where weather is consistently warm, but it's harder to
  find options for cold climates.
It is now consistently missing its inflation target.
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