What is consistent?

  • (adj): Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts.
    Synonyms: logical, ordered, orderly
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on consistent:

History Of Aberdeen F.C. - Consistent, Yet Unsuccessful (1970–1979) - Europe and The Penalty Shootout
... Aberdeen were regular participants in UEFA competition in the 1970s, but did not proceed beyond the second round in any competition until the Ferguson years. ...
Blacky Pictures - Validity and Reliabilty
... studies found results from the analysis of Blacky Pictures consistent with Freudian psychoanalytic theory, thus implying the face validity of the test ... be used, the interpretations and conclusions made by examiners seemed to be consistent across different scorers ... instance, differences in responses between subjects may be more consistent with an introverted or extraverted personality, rather than with an anal personality type ...
Consistent Heuristic - Consequences of Monotonicity
... Consistent heuristics are called monotone because the estimated final cost of a partial solution, is monotonically non-decreasing along the best path to the goal, where is the cost of the best path from start node ... for a heuristic to obey the triangle inequality in order to be consistent ... In the A* search algorithm, using a consistent heuristic means that once a node is expanded, the cost by which it was reached is the lowest possible, under the same ...
Self-consistent Mean Field
... Self-consistent mean field may be one of the following Mean field theory, an approach to the many-body problem in physics and statistical mechanics Self-consistent ...
Complete Theory
... In mathematical logic, a theory is complete if it is a maximal consistent set of sentences, i.e ... if it is consistent, and none of its proper extensions is consistent ... Maximal consistent sets are a fundamental tool in the model theory of classical logic and modal logic ...

More definitions of "consistent":

  • (adj): (sometimes followed by 'with') in agreement or consistent or reliable.
    Example: "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"- FDR
  • (adj): The same throughout in structure or composition.
    Example: "Bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product"
    Synonyms: uniform

Famous quotes containing the word consistent:

    What, then, is the true Gospel of consistency? Change. Who is the really consistent man? The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be consistent if he stick in a rut.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    The methodological advice to interpret in a way that optimizes agreement should not be conceived as resting on a charitable assumption about human intelligence that might turn out to be false. If we cannot find a way to interpret the utterances and other behaviour of a creature as revealing a set of beliefs largely consistent and true by our standards, we have no reason to count that creature as rational, as having beliefs, or as saying anything.
    Donald Davidson (b. 1917)