consistent


consistent
adj.
1 always behaving in the same way
VERBS
be
become

Each generation becomes ever more consistent in its thinking.

remain
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
highly, remarkably
absolutely, completely, entirely, quite, wholly

His attitude isn't absolutely consistent.

largely
reasonably, relatively

A writer must maintain a relatively consistent perspective or tone.

2 in agreement with sth
VERBS
appear, be, seem

These findings appear consistent across racial and ethnic groups.

remain, stay

The percentage of personal income paid in taxes stayed fairly consistent across various income levels.

ADVERB
completely, entirely, fully, perfectly
broadly, generally, largely

Our results are generally consistent with the results of other analyses.

fairly, pretty, quite, reasonably, relatively

The portrait of Powell in the book is pretty consistent with what everybody knows.

This is relatively consistent across all age groups.

strikingly, surprisingly

The pattern is strikingly consistent in the four samples.

The results of this study are surprisingly consistent with previous estimates.

internally

His argument is not even internally consistent (= different parts of the argument contradict each other).

logically
PREPOSITION
across, among (AmE)

These findings are consistent across all the studies.

These findings were statistically consistent among studies.

between

These results were consistent between genders, and regardless of age and parent education level.

with

The figures are fully consistent with last year's results.

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Consistent is used with these nouns: ↑basis, ↑failure, ↑fashion, ↑manner, ↑message, ↑pattern, ↑performance, ↑record, ↑standard, ↑theme, ↑thread, ↑trend, ↑winner

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  • Consistent — (v. lat.), fest zusammenhängend, dauerhaft, derb …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • consistent — (adj.) 1570s, standing firm, standing still, from L. consistentem (nom. consistens), prp. of consistere (see CONSIST (Cf. consist)). Modern sense of agreeing (with with) is first attested 1640s. Older sense survives in CONSISTENCY (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • consistent — con|sis|tent W3S3 [kənˈsıstənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of consistere; CONSIST] 1.) always behaving in the same way or having the same attitudes, standards etc usually used to show approval ≠ ↑inconsistent ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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