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Viscosity vs. Consistency

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Main Difference

The main difference between Viscosity and Consistency is that the Viscosity is a physical property of a fluid and Consistency is a in logic, property of a theory that does not contain a contradiction

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  • Viscosity (noun)

    The state of being viscous.

  • Viscosity (noun)

    A quantity expressing the magnitude of internal friction in a fluid, as measured by the force per unit area resisting uniform flow.

  • Viscosity (noun)

    A tendency to prolong interpersonal encounters.

  • Consistency (noun)

    Local coherence.

  • Consistency (noun)

    Correspondence or compatibility.

  • Consistency (noun)

    Reliability or uniformity; the quality of being consistent.

    "They want to achieve a high degree of consistency in their process and their product."

  • Consistency (noun)

    The degree of viscosity of something.

    "Mix it until it has the consistency of a thick paste."

  • Consistency (noun)

    Freedom from contradiction; the state of a system of axioms such that none of the propositions deduced from them are mutually contradictory.

  • Consistency (noun)

    Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.

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Webster Dictionary
  • Viscosity (noun)

    resistance of a liquid to sheer forces (and hence to flow)

  • Consistency (noun)

    the property of holding together and retaining its shape;

    "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"

  • Consistency (noun)

    a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

  • Consistency (noun)

    logical coherence and accordance with the facts;

    "a rambling argument that lacked any consistency"

  • Consistency (noun)

    (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that none of the propositions deducible from the axioms contradict one another

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