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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being inconsistent.
  • n. Something inconsistent: many inconsistencies in your proposal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being inconsistent
  • n. an incompatibility between two propositions that cannot both be true

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being inconsistent; discordance in respect to sentiment or action; such contrariety between two things that both can not exist or be true together; disagreement; incompatibility.
  • n. Absurdity in argument ore narration; incoherence or irreconcilability in the parts of a statement, argument, or narration; that which is inconsistent.
  • n. Lack of stability or uniformity; unsteadiness; changeableness; variableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being inconsistent; want of consistency or agreement between ideas or actions; contradictory relation of parts or particulars; intrinsic opposition in fact or in principle; incongruity; contrariety; discrepancy.
  • n. A want of consistency in feeling, idea, or act; lack of agreement or uniformity in manifestation; incongruity.
  • n. Synonyms Incoherency, irreconcilability, discrepancy, contradictoriness. See incompatible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
  • n. the quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious uniformity among things or parts

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