consistency

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. solidity, density; harmony, correspondence. See agreement, regularity.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Harmony]
Syn. congruity, agreement, union, correspondence, uniformity, accord, appropriateness, unity, cohesion, coherence, compatibility, concurrence, proportion, conformability, steadiness, persistence, sameness; see also agreement 2 , constancy 1 , regularity .
Ant. incongruity, disagreement*, inconsistency.
2. [The degree of firmness or thickness]
Syn. hardness, softness, elasticity, pliability, density, firmness, flexibility, suppleness, limberness, plasticity, moldability, bendability, bendableness, viscosity, solidity, viscidity; see also density 1 , texture 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
agreement, harmony, correspondence, coherence, compatibility, consonance, similarity, uniformity, congruity.
ANT.: inconsistence, incongruity, disagreement
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Logical agreement among parts: coherence, congruity, consistence. See AGREE.

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