consistent/inconsistent
Intuitively a group of propositions is consistent if they could all be true together. In formal logic various other notions are defined. A system is consistent if it does not yield both a formula and its negation, or consistent if not all well-formed formulae are provable. See also omega-consistent.

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  • consistent — CONSISTÉNT, Ă, consistenţi, te, adj. 1. Vârtos, tare. 2. (Despre hrană) Substanţial, săţios. – Din fr. consistant. Trimis de dante, 30.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  Consistent ≠ inconsistent, neconsistent Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime… …   Dicționar Român

  • inconsistent — in|con|sis|tent [ˌınkənˈsıstənt] adj 1.) two statements that are inconsistent cannot both be true = ↑contradictory ≠ ↑consistent ▪ The accounts of the witnesses are inconsistent. inconsistent with ▪ His results are inconsistent with the data we… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inconsistent — See consistent/inconsistent …   Philosophy dictionary

  • inconsistent — INCONSISTÉNT, Ă, inconsistenţi, te, adj. Care este lipsit de consistenţă, de soliditate; neconsistent; fără tărie; slab, moale. – Din fr. inconsistant. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Inconsistent ≠ consistent Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Inconsistent — In con*sist ent, a. [Pref. in not + consistent: cf. F. inconsistant.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; contradictory, or having contradictory implications; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Consistent hashing — is a special kind of hashing. In contrast, in most traditional hash tables, a change in the number of array slots causes nearly all keys to be remapped. By using consistent hashing, only K / n keys need to be remapped on average, where K is the… …   Wikipedia

  • consistent — [adj1] constant, regular dependable, even, expected, homogeneous, invariable, logical, of a piece, persistent, rational, same, steady, true, true to type, unchanging, undeviating, unfailing, uniform, unvarying; concept 534 Ant. disagreeing,… …   New thesaurus

  • inconsistent — (adj.) 1640s, not agreeing in substance or form, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + CONSISTENT (Cf. consistent). Related: Inconsistently …   Etymology dictionary

  • inconsistent — [in΄kən sis′tənt] adj. not consistent; specif., a) not in agreement, harmony, or accord; incompatible [acts inconsistent with belief] b) not uniform; self contradictory [inconsistent testimony] c) not always holding to the same principles or… …   English World dictionary

  • inconsistent — inconsonant, incompatible, incongruous, uncongenial, unsympathetic, discordant, discrepant Analogous words: divergent, disparate, diverse, *different: irreconcilable (see corresponding affirmative verb at ADAPT) Antonyms: consistent Contrasted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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