Define: Consistency

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Definition: Consistency


Quick Summary of Consistency


The measurement and display of similar transactions and other events is carried out in a consistent way throughout an entity within each accounting period and from one period to the next, and also in a consistent way by different entities.


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What is the dictionary definition of Consistency?

Dictionary Definition


  • Local coherence.
  • Correspondence or compatibility.
  • Reliability or uniformity; the quality of being consistent.

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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.