consistent

If you get the same Donkey Kong score every time you play, you're consistent. It's consistent with video-game addiction, however, that you will continue to play in the hopes of beating that score.

Consistent is related to the word consist, which refers to what something is made of—"bread dough consists of flour, water, and salt." Consistency describes texture—a consistent consistency would be brownies as rock-hard in the center as they are at the edge––hopefully, next time you bake you'll get inconsistent results.

Definitions of consistent
  1. adjective
    the same throughout in structure or composition
    “bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product”
    synonyms: uniform
    homogeneous, homogenous
    all of the same or similar kind or nature
  2. adjective
    marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
    synonyms: coherent, logical, ordered
    seamless
    perfectly consistent and coherent
    logical
    capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    rational
    consistent with or based on or using reason
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    Antonyms:
    incoherent
    without logical or meaningful connection
    confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected
    lacking orderly continuity
    fuzzy
    confused and not coherent; not clearly thought out
    illogical, unlogical
    lacking in correct logical relation
    irrational
    not consistent with or using reason
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  3. adjective
    (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
    “testimony consistent with the known facts”
    “"I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR”
    Synonyms:
    accordant, agreeable, concordant, conformable, consonant
    in keeping
    pursuant
    (followed by `to') in conformance to or agreement with
    reconciled
    made compatible or consistent
    self-consistent
    not self-contradictory
    unchanging
    conforming to the same principles or course of action over time
    invariable
    not liable to or capable of change
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    Antonyms:
    inconsistent
    displaying a lack of consistency
    at odds, conflicting, contradictory, self-contradictory
    in disagreement
    discrepant, incompatible
    not compatible with other facts
    scratchy, spotty, uneven
    lacking consistency
    unconformable
    not correspondent
    unreconciled
    not made consistent or compatible
    variable
    liable to or capable of change
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  4. adjective
    capable of being reproduced
    synonyms: reproducible
    duplicable, duplicatable
    capable of being duplicated
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    Antonyms:
    irreproducible, unreproducible
    impossible to reproduce or duplicate
    inimitable
    defying imitation; matchless
    unrepeatable
    unique
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