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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.
The plot device of using cinematic directions to shift point of view is used inconsistently and ends up just being distracting.
ii) the DOC acted inconsistently by determining that the government provision of land-use rights, in the LWS investigation, was regionally specific;
As the NYCLU notes, photography restrictions are applied inconsistently in different areas outside federal courthouses.
8); older adolescents were more likely to report inconsistently about the timing of their first sex than about being sexually experienced (0.
Inconsistently, they include sufficient weasel words to carry on claiming NHS fees.
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.
Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy is to launch a consultation next month to look into how the UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Directive was inconsistently applied, leading to some EU investors falling victim to US businessman Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
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.
She might be too well treated for her opponents off a mark of 66, and the betting should provide some useful clues 4Stays well and the stiff nature of the track will no doubt suit her style of racing 7Sometimes gave herself a lot to do over hurdles by racing inconsistently, and if she does the same this afternoon, her pre-race mark will be bettered in running Conclusion I think she has the potential to win easily off a mark of 66, but not before she trades at a bigger price than the forecast 7-4 in running.