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Not having parts or aspects which are in conflict or contradiction with each other; consistent.
‘the theory is both rigorous and self-consistent’
‘The third step is to ascertain that the specifications are self-consistent.’
‘This study is an attempt to determine whether standard concepts of fluid mechanics can yield a self-consistent model of this process.’
‘Working at about the same time, Heisenberg formulated matrix mechanics, which was the first complete and self-consistent theory of quantum mechanics.’
‘The methods they used have all been developed before by string theorists, but their merit was to put together the different techniques in a self-consistent manner.’
‘The ideas are not always going to be those we personally hold, and indeed are not always going to be internally self-consistent.’
‘More than that, there is a positive pleasure in an intricate, sweeping and self-consistent act of creation.’
‘The myth that we perpetrate is that mathematics is reliable, self-consistent, and immutable, and that ‘good’ mathematicians do not make mistakes.’
‘People begin to realise that while anarchism may be the most beautiful and self-consistent political idea out there, the process of actually making it happen would be utterly horrific.’
‘Therefore, the collapse is not self-consistent with the initial scaling hypothesis and consequently is incorrect.’
‘Therefore, a self-consistent method is necessary to determine these parameters.’
‘Every statement gains its validity by fitting into a self-consistent model, and by becoming a useful tool to myself or others.’
‘The self-consistent approximation is a crude one, since in the case of the genetic switch, the state of a given gene is often determined by the number of protein products of the other gene.’
‘I can't vouch for the quality of the scientific references, but the information certainly seemed self-consistent and reasonable.’
‘We have carried out a self-consistent field study of the fusion of membranes consisting of flexible block copolymers in a solvent of homopolymer.’
‘As yet, we do not know if these coincidences are just lucky outcomes of all possibilities, or whether there is one and only one possible combination that is logically self-consistent.’
‘To do so, we employ a standard model of amphiphilic polymers, which we describe in the next section, and solve it within the framework of self-consistent field theory.’
‘Attacked and defended by a thousand politicians and pamphleteers, it has held the field as the only theory which provides an intelligible, self-consistent, workable system.’
‘Scenario planning involves the creation of a number (typically two to four) complete scenarios of the future, each of which is self-consistent but significantly different from the others.’
‘Feed them a complete and self-consistent background mythology to make the big lie sound plausible when it comes.’
‘Molecular dynamics is now capable of calculating pressure profiles using a completely self-consistent model that treats all elements of the bilayer and solvent with equal accuracy.’