AskDefine | Define consistence

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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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  1. the physical quality which is given by the degree of firmness, solidity, density, and viscosity
    Honey and sirup are of similar consistence.
  2. the staying together, or remaining in close relation of non-physical things
    Her performance has lacked consistence over the last year.
    This composer's musical work is of extraordinary consistence.


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