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adjective consistent pronunciation in British English /kənˈsɪstənt/
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  1. 1
    not changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
    Since joining the team last year, he has become our most consistent performer.
    consistent in: I have been consistent in my approach over the years.
    be consistent in doing something: The government has been consistent in taking the side of large companies against those campaigning for public health and safety.
  2. 3
    containing statements or ideas that are similar or that have the same aim
    the need for a unified and consistent policy
    consistent with: These results are consistent with the findings of the previous study.

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