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Consistant vs. Consistent: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on November 23, 2023
"Consistant" is an incorrect spelling, whereas "consistent" is correct. "Consistent" refers to acting or done in the same way over time, especially to be fair or accurate.

Which is correct: Consistant or Consistent

How to spell Consistent?

Consistant is Incorrect

Consistent is Correct

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Key Differences

Relate "consistent" to "existence," both containing the '-ent' ending.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Remember that "consistent" has an 'e' after 'sist', unlike the incorrect "consistant".
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Note that "consistent" is like "persistent," both ending in '-istent'.
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023
Practice spelling "consistent" regularly to reinforce the correct spelling in memory.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Use mnemonic: "Consistently Excellent, Never Tardy" to remember the 'ent' ending.
Huma Saeed
Nov 23, 2023
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Consistent Definitions

Marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity.
Her performance at work is remarkably consistent.
Janet White
Nov 16, 2023
Uniformly adhering to a pattern.
The batter's stance is consistent in every game.
Harlon Moss
Nov 16, 2023
Compatible or in agreement with something.
His actions are consistent with his beliefs.
Huma Saeed
Nov 16, 2023
Holding together, not contradictory.
The theory is consistent across various tests.
Harlon Moss
Nov 16, 2023
Always acting or behaving in the same way.
He is consistent in his daily routine.
Janet White
Nov 16, 2023
In agreement; compatible
The testimony was consistent with the known facts.
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023
Being in agreement with itself; coherent and uniform
A consistent pattern of behavior.
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Nov 15, 2023
Reliable; steady
Demonstrated a consistent ability to impress the critics.
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Nov 15, 2023
(Mathematics) Having at least one common solution, as of two or more equations or inequalities.
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Nov 15, 2023
Holding true as a group; not contradictory
A consistent set of statements.
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Nov 15, 2023
Of a regularly occurring, dependable nature.
The consistent use of Chinglish in China can be very annoying, apart from some initial amusement.
He is very consistent in his political choices: economy good or bad, he always votes Labour!
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Nov 15, 2023
Compatible, accordant.
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Nov 15, 2023
(logic) Of a set of statements: such that no contradiction logically follows from them.
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Nov 15, 2023
Objects or facts that are coexistent, or in agreement with one another.
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Nov 15, 2023
A kind of penitent who was allowed to assist at prayers, but was not permitted to receive the holy sacraments.
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Nov 15, 2023
Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid.
The humoral and consistent parts of the body.
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Nov 15, 2023
Having agreement with itself or with something else; having harmony among its parts; possesing unity; accordant; harmonious; congruous; compatible; uniform; not contradictory.
Show me one that has it in his powerTo act consistent with himself an hour.
With reference to such a lord, to serve and to be free are terms not consistent only, but equivalent.
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Nov 15, 2023
Living or acting in conformity with one's belief or professions.
It was utterly to be at once a consistent Quaker and a conspirator.
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Nov 15, 2023
(sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable;
Testimony consistent with the known facts
I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war
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Nov 15, 2023
Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts;
A logical argument
The orderly presentation
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Nov 15, 2023
Capable of being reproduced;
Astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained
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Nov 15, 2023
The same throughout in structure or composition;
Bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product
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Nov 15, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of consistent?

There is no direct verb form of "consistent"; the related verb is "consist".
Huma Saeed
Nov 23, 2023

What is the root word of consistent?

The root word is "consist", from Latin 'consistere'.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 23, 2023

Why is it called consistent?

It's called "consistent" from the Latin 'consistere', meaning 'to stand firm or still'.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

Which preposition is used with consistent?

Prepositions like 'with' and 'in' are often used with "consistent".
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

What is the plural form of consistent?

The plural form is "consistent" as it's an adjective and does not change in number.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

Is consistent an adverb?

No, "consistent" is not an adverb.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

Is consistent an abstract noun?

No, "consistent" is an adjective, not a noun.
Janet White
Nov 23, 2023

Which conjunction is used with consistent?

Conjunctions like 'and', 'or', and 'but' can be used with "consistent".
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

Which article is used with consistent?

Both 'the' (definite) and 'a' (indefinite) articles can be used with "consistent".
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Nov 23, 2023

What is the pronunciation of consistent?

It's pronounced as /kənˈsɪstənt/.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

Which vowel is used before consistent?

Typically, 'a' or 'the' can be used before "consistent".
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

What is the singular form of consistent?

The singular form is "consistent".
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023

How do we divide consistent into syllables?

It's divided as con-sist-ent.
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023

What is the third form of consistent?

"Consistent" being an adjective, doesn't have verb forms.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

Is the word consistent imperative?

No, "consistent" is not an imperative; it's an adjective.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 23, 2023

Is consistent a negative or positive word?

"Consistent" is generally neutral but often viewed positively.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

How many syllables are in consistent?

There are three syllables in "consistent".
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

What is another term for consistent?

Another term for "consistent" is "steadfast" or "uniform".
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

Is consistent a noun or adjective?

"Consistent" is an adjective.
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023

Is the consistent term a metaphor?

"Consistent" can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 23, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in consistent?

The stress is on the second syllable: con-SIST-ent.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 23, 2023

Is consistent a vowel or consonant?

"Consistent" is a word, not classified as a vowel or consonant.
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023

Is consistent a collective noun?

No, "consistent" is not a collective noun.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

Which determiner is used with consistent?

Determiners like 'the', 'a', 'this', or 'that' can be used with "consistent".
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023

What is the second form of consistent?

As an adjective, "consistent" doesn't have verb forms.
Janet White
Nov 23, 2023

Is consistent a countable noun?

"Consistent" is not a noun; it's an adjective.
Janet White
Nov 23, 2023

What part of speech is consistent?

"Consistent" is an adjective.
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023

What is the opposite of consistent?

The opposite could be "inconsistent" or "variable".
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023

What is the first form of consistent?

"Consistent" is an adjective and doesn't have verb forms.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

How is consistent used in a sentence?

"Her consistent efforts led to her success in the project."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 23, 2023
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