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inconsistency
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inconsistency
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (state of being inconsistent)
a. la falta de coherencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There has been great inconsistency between what you say and what you do.Ha habido una gran falta de coherencia entre lo que dices y lo que haces.
b. la incongruencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Inconsistency is endemic in our country's foreign policy - there's a gap between rhetoric and policies.La incongruencia es endémica en la política exterior de nuestro país: hay una brecha entre la retórica y las medidas concretas.
2. (inconsistent element)
a. la contradicción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The newspaper's fact checkers tried to find inconsistencies in the politician's speech.Los verificadores de datos del periódico trataron de encontrar contradicciones en el discurso del político.
b. la incongruencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My advisor pointed out a number of inconsistencies that weakened my thesis.Mi consejero me señaló una cantidad de incongruencias que debilitaron mi tesis.
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inconsistency
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lack of logic, illogical statement)
a. la contradicción f, incongruencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (uneven quality)
a. la irregularidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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inconsistency [ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsɪ]
noun
1 (inconsistent nature) [of behaviour] carácter (m) contradictorio or incongruente; [of statement, account, evidence, policy] falta (f) de coherencia
his worst fault is his inconsistency su peor defecto es que es un inconsecuente
because of the inconsistency of his work we can't rely on him the police had noted him as one of their prime suspects because of the inconsistency of his behaviour. Surely, if he really was a keen photographer, he would have taken his camera with him on such an occasion? the report accuses the judicial system of inconsistency and partiality the company stopped buying their toys from the Chinese suppliers, because of the inconsistency of their quality. Three or four boxes might be perfectly all right, then the fourth or fifth box would most likely be substandard these patients are known for the inconsistency of their behaviour
2 (contradiction) contradicción (f)
I see an inconsistency here there are a number of inconsistencies in his manifesto
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