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inconsistent

1. Maths (of two or more equations) not having one common set of values of the variables: x + 2y = 5 and x + 2y = 6 are inconsistent
2. Logic (of a set of propositions) enabling an explicit contradiction to be validly derived
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This 5-city US study involving more than 5400 people in care for HIV infection found that almost one third of them used condoms inconsistently in the past 6 months.
In 2004, although wind turbines nominally represented 20% of Denmark's electricity production, the wind blew so inconsistently that it in fact provided only 6%.
But the surveyors also discovered that the economy is causing some women to use birth control inconsistently.
In the month prior to the interview, 63% had been sexually active, 30% had used condoms inconsistently and 23% had engaged in casual sex (defined as having had sex outside of a relationship or with someone they had known for less than two weeks, or having had multiple partners).
IT enterprises are continuing to take a "siloed" approach to risk assessment and management by operating risk management departments independently using different definitions of risk, recording information inconsistently, and sharing information beyond the boundaries of their specific business or support area.
Age Concern has recently challenged the Government on this and at Harrison Clark we are aware of cases where the guidelines are still being applied inconsistently.
It can affect people differently and inconsistently - a person may be able to do something one day and then be unable to do it the next.
Additionally, this supplement does not contain responses to questions 4 through 7, because many states answered inconsistently and responses could not be presented reliably.
CONCLUSIONS: Documentation in the Emergency Department is generally of a low standard with observations being done inconsistently and important parameters such as respiration being rarely monitored.
Banks spend a lot of their marketing money promoting their brand, but then they turn around and dilute that investment by communicating inconsistently across communications channels, says Chris Stone, president and CEO of the company.
A member in an electing large LLC may not report any entity-level item inconsistently with the LLC return, even if the member notifies the Service of the inconsistent treatment.
Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom John Hanford said that while China has made progress over the past decades, its policies are ''very inconsistently implemented.