Congruity and Consistency

Congruity

Congruence (≅) is the state achieved by coming together, the state of agreement. The Latin meaning “I meet together, I agree”.

congruity n : the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate [syn: {congruousness}, {congruence}] [ant: {incongruity}, {incongruity}]

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "congruity": accommodation, accord, accordance, acquiescence, adaptation, adaption, adjustment, affinity, agreement, assent, balance, bilateral symmetry, chorus, coherence, coincidence, compatibility, compliance, concert, concord, concordance, conformance, conformation, conformation other-direction, conformity, congeniality, congruence, congruency, consistency, consonance, consort, conventionality, cooperation, correspondence, dynamic symmetry, equality, equilibrium, equivalence, eurythmics, eurythmy, evenness, finish, flexibility, harmony, intersection, keeping, line, malleability, multilateral symmetry, obedience, observance, oneness, orthodoxy, overlap, parallelism, peace, pliancy, polarity, proportion, proportionality, rapport, reconcilement, reconciliation, regularity, self-consistency, shapeliness, strictness, symmetricalness, symmetry, sync, synchronism, tally, timing, traditionalism, trilateral symmetry, uniformity, union, unison, unisonance

Congruity \Con*gru"i*ty\ (? or ?), n.; pl. {Congruities}. [Cf. F. congruit?.] 1. The state or quality of being congruous; the relation or agreement between things; fitness; harmony; correspondence; consistency. [1913 Webster] With what congruity doth the church of Rome deny that her enemies do at all appertain to the church of Christ? --Hooker. [1913 Webster] A whole sentence may fail of its congruity by wanting one particle. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) Coincidence, as that of lines or figures laid over one another. [1913 Webster] 3. (Scholastic Theol.) That, in an imperfectly good persons, which renders it suitable for God to bestow on him gifts of grace. [1913 Webster]

Consistency

In logic, a consistent theory is one that does not contain a contradiction. The lack of contradiction can be defined in either semantic or syntactic terms.

consistency n 1: the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake" [syn: {consistence}, {body}] 2: a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts [syn: {consistence}] [ant: {inconsistency}] 3: logical coherence and accordance with the facts; "a rambling argument that lacked any consistency" 4: (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another

170 Moby Thesaurus words for "consistency": accommodation, accord, accordance, acquiescence, adaptation, adaption, adhesiveness, adjustment, affinity, agreement, apposition, aptness, assent, balance, bilateral symmetry, bullheadedness, calm, chorus, clarity, clear-cutness, clearness, closeness, coherence, cohesiveness, coincidence, compactness, compatibility, compliance, concert, concord, concordance, conformance, conformation, conformation other-direction, conformity, congeniality, congestedness, congestion, congruence, congruency, congruity, connectedness, connection, consecutiveness, consistence, consonance, consort, constancy, continuity, conventionality, cooperation, correspondence, crowdedness, crystallinity, definition, denseness, density, directness, distinctness, dynamic symmetry, equability, equality, equanimity, equilibrium, equivalence, eurythmics, eurythmy, evenness, explicitness, felicity, finish, firmness, fitness, flexibility, gluiness, glutinosity, gumminess, hardness, harmony, homogeneity, impenetrability, impermeability, imporosity, incompressibility, intersection, jammedness, keeping, likeness, limpidity, line, lucidity, malleability, monolithism, multilateral symmetry, obedience, observance, obstinacy, oneness, orderliness, orthodoxy, overlap, parallelism, peace, pellucidity, persistence, persistency, perspicuity, plain English, plain speech, plain style, plainness, pliancy, polarity, proportion, proportionality, rapport, reconcilement, reconciliation, regularity, relative density, retention, self-consistency, sequence, shapeliness, similarity, simplicity, snugness, solidity, solidness, specific gravity, spissitude, stability, steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stickiness, straightforwardness, strictness, structure, stubbornness, suitability, symmetricalness, symmetry, sync, synchronism, tackiness, tally, tenaciousness, tenacity, thickness, tightness, timing, toughness, traditionalism, transparency, transpicuity, trilateral symmetry, unadorned style, unambiguousness, unequivocalness, uniformity, union, unison, unisonance, unity, unmistakableness, unruffledness, viscidity, viscosity, viscousness

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. [1913 Webster] Water, being divided, maketh many circles, till it restore itself to the natural consistence. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] We are as water, weak, and of no consistence. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] The same form, substance, and consistency. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. A degree of firmness, density, viscosity, or spissitude; a measure of the ability to hold together when manipulated. Syn: body. [1913 Webster] Let the expressed juices be boiled into the consistence of a sirup. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. That which stands together as a united whole; a combination. [1913 Webster] The church of God, as meaning the whole consistence of orders and members. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency. [1913 Webster] His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency. --South. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] That consistency of behavior whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most just. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Consistency, thou art a jewel. --Popular Saying. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • congruity: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • congruity: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • congruity: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • consistency: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • consistency: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • consistency: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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