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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun consistence:


Consistence is sometimes a misspelling of consistent.

Definition of the noun consistence

What does consistence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: consistences

  1. a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
  2. the property of holding together and retaining its shape
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of consistence: body / consistency / substance
    • more generic word: property = a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • more specific words:
    • attributes:
      • thick = relatively dense in consistency
      • thin = relatively thin in consistency or low in density

Alternative definition of the noun consistence


  1. the physical quality which is given by the degree of firmness, solidity, density, and viscosity
  2. the staying together, or remaining in close relation of non-physical things
  3. [obsolete] standing still; quiescence; state of rest.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for consistence

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Google previewLand Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences - Volume VI (2009)

Soils and Soil Sciences - 1 by Willy H. Verheye

Soil Consistence Soil consistence is a term used to describe the resistance of a soil to mechanical stresses or...

Google previewSoil Analysis (1999)

An Interpretation Manual by Kenneth Ian Peverill, L. A. Sparrow, Douglas J. Reuter

Soil consistence is a measure of the strength and coherence of a soil.

Google previewThe Repertory Of Arts And Manufactures: Consisting Of Original Communications, Specifications Of Patent Inventions, And Selections Of Useful Practical Papers From The Transactions Of The Philosophical Societies Of All Nations, &c. &c (1818)

Its original consistence is that of cream, ...

Google previewSoils for Fine Wines (2003)

by Robert E. White

Soil consistence is a practical measure of aggregate grade and gives an overall indication of soil strength ...

Google previewThe Repertory of Patent Inventions (1818)

And Other Discoveries and Improvements in Arts, Manufactures, and Agriculture ...

Its original consistence is that of cream, and when spread upon white paper, it dries quickly, is colourless, and of a brilliant polish, never cracking when ...

Google previewField Book for Describing and Sampling Soils, Version 3.0 (2012)

by Philip J. Schoeneberger, D. A. Wysocki, E. C. Benham

Consistence is the degree and kind of cohesion and adhesion that soil exhibits and-or the resistance of soil to deformation or rupture under an applied stress. Soil-water state strongly influences consistence. Field evaluations ...

Google previewThe Quarterly Journal of Science and the Arts (1817)

Its original consistence is that of cream, and when spread upon white paper, it dries quickly, is colourless, and of a brilliant polish, never cracking when exposed to the sun. The specimens which were sent over were put into the bottles upon ...

Google previewThe Repertory of Arts, Manufactures, and Agriculture (1818)

Consisting of Original Communications, Specifications of Patent Inventions, Practical and Interesting Papers, Selected from the Philosophical Transactions and Scientific Journals of All Nations

Its original consistence is that of cream, and when spread upon white paper, it dries quickly, ...

Google previewUrban Soil in Landscape Design (1992)

by Phillip J. Craul

Consistence is the term applied to the physical condition of the soil at various moisture contents. It describes the ease of breaking a soil clod into smaller pieces. The interaction of water films with clay and organic matter surfaces ...

Google previewThe Journal of science and the arts (1817)

Its original consistence is that of cream, and when spread upon white paper, it dries quickly, is colourless, and of a brilliant polish, never cracking when exposed to the sun. The specimens which were sent over were put into the bottles upon ...

Google previewUnderstanding Vineyard Soils (2015)

by Robert E. White

Soil Strength Soil consistence refers to aggregate strength, which depends on the forces holding an aggregate together. The resilience of a soil's structure is affected by aggregate consistence, which is very dependent on the water content.

Google previewMedical Botany; Or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias (1835)

Comprising a Popular and Scientific Account of Poisonous Vegetables that are Indigenous to Great Britain by John Stephenson, James Morss Churchill

Its consistence is that of honey. The taste very acrid, hot, and disagreeable; and the smell much less pleasant than either the Venice or the Strasburg turpentines. The artificial extraction of the resinous juice of the Pine was practised by the ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation (2016)

by J. R. McCulloch

It is clear and transparent; its consistence is that of oil; but when exposed to the action of the air it becomes solid, dry, and brittle, like resin. — (Thomson's Dispensatory.) 2. Opobalsam (Fr. Balsamier de la Mecque ; It. Opobalsamo; Lat.

Google previewSoil survey of Riverton area, Wyoming (Fremont County) (1974)

by Jack F. Young, United States. Soil Conservation Service, Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station

Soil consistence is an important factor in rating trafficability. Soils with good trafficability are friable when moist...

The sticky consistence is the result of high clay content or high exchangeable sodium. Winkleman and Boysen soils have poor ...

Google previewEnvironmental Land Use Planning and Management (2004)

by John Randolph

Consistence is the degree and kind of adhesion and cohesion of the soil. Consistence is described under dry, moist, and wet conditions. Under dry and moist conditions, the hardness of the peds or the difficulty in crushing the ped by hand is ...

Google previewA Practical Dictionary of Domestic Medicine. With a popular description of anatomy, physiology, ... surgery, etc (1808)

by Richard Reece

lly cold, its consistence is a thick transparent treinnluus mass, which attracts moisture from the atmosphere, and passes by stagnation and heat into the acetous ...

Google previewThe Journal of the Photographic Society of London (1857)

Containing the Transactions of the Society and a General Record of Photographic Art and Science

A good consistence is that of almond oil, to produce which about 4 or 5 grains to the ounce may be required. If the collodion is very thin you must clean your glasses more carefully. Young Photo.—1. The nitrate bath must not be continually ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

These are preparations obtained by evaporating solutions of vegetable matter to the consistence of a firm mass. The London college gives the following directions respecting them: — ' In preparing all kinds of extracts evaporate the fluid as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)

by R. Lal

Ray McBride University of Guelph, Cuelph, Ontario, Canada INTRODUCTION Soil consistence and consistency are closely related terms used by pedologists and soil engineers, respectively, to describe the degree of resistance to deformation ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia (1809)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

Another very convenient lute is linseed meal, moistened with water to a proper consistence, well beaten, and applied pretty thick over the joinings of the vessels. This immediately renders them tight, and the lute in some hours dries to a hard ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences (1865)

by Richard Dennis Hoblyn

evaporate the solution by means of a water- bath, stirring constantly until it acquires a proper consistence.] [2. Emplaetrum Ammoniaci cnm Hydrar- gyro. Plaster of Ammoniac with Mercury. R. Ammoniac, Ibj.: Mercury, ] ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: pt. 1. Pachyrhizus to Rye. pt. 2. Sabadilla to Silica. pt. 3. Silk to Tea. pt. 4. Tectona to Zygophillum (1892)

by Sir George Watt

Consistence. — By this term we mean the actual percentage of solid and non- volatile matter in any given sample of the drug, if it were subjected to evaporation and reduced to dryness at a temperature of 2000 .Fahr. " Pure opium being paid ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Science (1882)

A Guide for the Pharmaceutist, Druggist, and Physician ; Containing Concise Explanations of the Various Subjects and Terms of Pharmacy, and Appropriate Selections of the Collateral Sciences by Hiram V. Sweringen

Bruise twelve ounces of belladonna-leaves in a stone mortar with a little water, and express the juice; then heat to the boiling- point; strain, and evaporate to the proper consistence. EXTRACT OF BELLADONNA, ALCOHOLIC. Prepare six pints ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1817)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Physiology ... and the Various Branches of Natural Philosophy Connected with Medicine by Robert Hooper

consistence proper for making- pills ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medicine (1882)

Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children by Richard Quain

A pathological state of brain-tissue, depending commonly on vascular obstruction ; attended by diminished consistence, usually local ; and indicated, during life, by mental, motor, and sensory symptoms, which vary according to the seat of the ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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