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Consistency vs Thickness - What's the difference?

consistency | thickness |

As nouns the difference between consistency and thickness

is that consistency is local coherence while thickness is the property of being thick (in dimension).



  • Local coherence.
  • Correspondence or compatibility.
  • Reliability or uniformity; the quality of being consistent.
  • * Addison
  • That consistency of behaviour whereby he inflexibly pursues those measures which appear the most just.
  • The degree of viscosity of something.
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  • (logic) Freedom from contradiction; the state of a system of axioms such that none of the propositions deduced from them are mutually contradictory.
  • (obsolete) Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.
  • * South
  • His friendship is of a noble make and a lasting consistency .


    * inconsistency




  • (uncountable) The property of being thick (in dimension).
  • (uncountable) A measure of how thick (in dimension) something is.
  • The thickness of the Earth's crust is varies from two to 70 kilometres.
  • (countable) A layer.
  • We upholstered the seat with three thicknesses of cloth to make it more comfortable to sit on.
  • (uncountable) The quality of being thick (in consistency).
  • Whip the cream until it reaches a good thickness .
  • (uncountable, informal) The property of being thick (slow to understand).
  • Synonyms

    * (the property of being thick in dimension) fatness * (measure) depth * (layer) layer, stratum * (in consistency) density, viscosity * (property of being stupid) denseness, slowness, stupidity, thickheadedness


    * (in consistency) fluidity, liquidity, runniness, thinness, wateriness * (property of being stupid) mental acuity, mental agility, quick-wittedness, sharpness