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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consistence \Con*sist"ence\, Consistency \Con*sist"en*cy\, n.
     [Cf. F. consistance.]
     1. The condition of standing or adhering together, or being
        fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence;
        firmness; coherence; solidity.
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              Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it
              restore itself to the natural consistence. --Bacon.
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              We are as water, weak, and of no consistence. --Jer.
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              The same form, substance, and consistency. --T.
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     2. A degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or spissitude; a
        measure of the ability to hold together when manipulated.
     Syn: body.
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                Let the expressed juices be boiled into the
                consistence of a sirup.             --Arbuthnot.
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     3. That which stands together as a united whole; a
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              The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence
              of orders and members.                --Milton.
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     4. Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality;
        durability; persistency.
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              His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting
              consistency.                          --South.
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     5. Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among
        themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different
        times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity;
        correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations,
        or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions;
        consistency of conduct or of character.
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              That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly
              pursues those measures which appear the most just.
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              Consistency, thou art a jewel.        --Popular
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       n 1: a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
            [syn: consistency] [ant: inconsistency]
       2: the property of holding together and retaining its shape;
          "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to
          bake" [syn: consistency, body]

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