inconsistency


inconsistency
noun
ADJECTIVE
serious
glaring
apparent
internal

Researchers have found that internal inconsistencies in hospital case notes are common.

factual, logical, statistical
VERB + INCONSISTENCY
contain
lead to, result in

The lack of clear rules resulted in inconsistency in the awarding of prizes.

detect, find, notice, see, spot

The program has found an inconsistency in the database files.

She was quick to spot the inconsistencies between his two reports.

highlight, point out, reveal

Commentators have pointed out the inconsistencies in the government's financial policy.

correct, reconcile, remove, resolve

The amendment will remove the inconsistency between the two laws.

INCONSISTENCY + VERB
arise, emerge
PREPOSITION
inconsistency in

inconsistencies in the evidence


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  • Inconsistency — In con*sist en*cy, n.; pl. {Inconsistencies}. [Cf. F. inconsistance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being inconsistent; discordance in respect to sentiment or action; such contrariety between two things that both can not exist or be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconsistency — I noun antilogy, antinomy, capriciousness, changeableness, contradiction, contradictoriness, contrariety, deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude,… …   Law dictionary

  • inconsistency — (n.) 1640s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + CONSISTENCY (Cf. consistency). Related: Inconsistencies …   Etymology dictionary

  • inconsistency — [in΄kən sis′tən sē] n. 1. the quality or state of being inconsistent 2. pl. inconsistencies an inconsistent act, remark, etc.: Also inconsistence …   English World dictionary

  • inconsistency — [[t]ɪ̱nkənsɪ̱stənsi[/t]] inconsistencies 1) N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone s inconsistency, you are criticizing them for not behaving in the same way every time a similar situation occurs. His worst fault was his inconsistency …   English dictionary

  • inconsistency — in|con|sis|ten|cy [ˌınkənˈsıstənsi] n plural inconsistencies 1.) [U] when someone keeps changing their behaviour, reactions etc so that other people become confused ≠ ↑consistency 2.) [U and C] a situation in which two statements are different… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inconsistency — UK [ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsɪ] / US noun Word forms inconsistency : singular inconsistency plural inconsistencies 1) [countable] something that does not match something else There were some inconsistencies in his story. 2) [uncountable] the state of being… …   English dictionary

  • inconsistency — noun 1 (U) changes in someone s behaviour or reactions that make their ideas, wishes etc unclear: Inconsistency in management creates unnecessary anxieties among the workforce. 2 (countable usually plural) two statements that cannot both be true… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inconsistency — paslankumas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Fiziologinis ir psichinis paslankumas, pasireiškiantis nevienodu nervinių procesų ar emocijų greičiu, svyravimu. kilmė lot. labilis – nepastovus, siūbuojantis, netvirtas atitikmenys …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • inconsistency — Want of harmony or accord. The quality of being inconsistent. Want of harmony between two clauses of an instrument, as where there are conflicting descriptions in a deed of the property conveyed. 23 Am J2d Deeds § 237. Repugnancy in a pleading;… …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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