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self-consistent

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consistent or not at variance with one's self or with itself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consistent with one's self or with itself; not deviation from the ordinary standard by which the conduct is guided; logically consistent throughout; having each part consistent with the rest.

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

  • adjective not self-contradictory

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Examples

  • All science fiction relies on being self-consistent, not consistent with the real world.

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  • So, you've got a cool SF environment to zip around in, more human and alien cultures than you can shake a stick at, and a ship that not only fuses human and alien engineering in an ingenious and self-consistent way, but happens to be nigh-on invulnerable, and - not inconsequentially - ends up looking pretty cool as well.

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  • When the teabaggers float dreams of becoming a new party, what they fail to realize is that Bob Barr, Ron Paul* and the Libertarian party are already out there, having laid the local political-machine groundwork for decades and crafting a self-consistent platform that really is what they claim to be for: actually advocating smaller government and stronger individual rights.

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  • A broad panorama of the triumphs and follies of humanity, an exploration of the quirks of the mind, of the nobility but more often the meanness and sheer malevolence of human nature, the collection was knit together by a web of self-consistent thinking, a skein of ideas woven from a lifetime of close reasoning on life, art, and literature.

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  • If you can construct a logical explanation based on derivations from a self-evident assumption or two you have a self-consistent morality system.

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  • I do agree about the technical standards of a poem: that it be a self-consistent world that coheres to its own inner logic, that it live on its own fire.

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  • "But you can trust the assertions of a long-standing self-consistent identity that over time develops credibility" does gender count as identity?

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  • The fact that their algorithm converges on unique, self-consistent laws, seems to undermine the purported underdetermination of theory by data, a popular bone of contention in the philosophy of science.

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  • But you can trust the assertions of a long-standing self-consistent identity that over time develops credibility and exhibits demonstrable experience and expertise, even if you don't know "who" that person is, or what their "credentials" are.

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  • A broad panorama of the triumphs and follies of humanity, an exploration of the quirks of the mind, of the nobility but more often the meanness and sheer malevolence of human nature, the collection was knit together by a web of self-consistent thinking, a skein of ideas woven from a lifetime of close reasoning on life, art, and literature.

    william hazlitt | the man of letters « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

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