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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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The Geneva, Switzerland-based World Trade Organization found that the grain subsidies provided by Beijing exceeded the accepted level, and that China had "acted inconsistently with its obligations" under international trade rules (AFP/File / MANILA BULLETIN)
"And to the extent that these companies' platforms have publicly available policies for moderating content, those policies are vague and applied inconsistently. This lack of transparency makes it difficult for consumers to understand how content is controlled and for the government to oversee the market.
For one question posted, however, there seems to be no easy answer: "For those of you that have discretion regarding the size and nature of tattoos, do you ever run into problems with the discretion being inconsistently applied as management staff turns over or at different worksites?"
Christensen says his constituents also noted that fines were applied inconsistently. In 2012, the Wyoming Highway issued roughly 21 hitchhiking tickets, the Star-Tribune reports.
Action was brought by the European Commission against Italy on 20 June 2011, where it was argued that the obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled persons was inconsistently carried out and was thus not in compliance with Article 5 of Council Directive 2000/78/EC.
The decision followed recommendations of a review of military decorations by former diplomat Sir John Holmes, who also concluded that bomber commands had been treated "inconsistently" with their fighter command counterparts.
Having performed inconsistently away from home so far in this season's competition the Gunners will look to gain an advantage ahead of the return leg next month, but while they did record two wins in front of their own fans during the group stage they also slipped up when facing German opposition, losing 2-0 to Schalke 04.
"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" is not a good film--it's inconsistently acted, and somehow both underwritten and overplotted--but it has some good things going for it.
Nearly hall (47.7%) of men never used condoms, 36.9% had used them inconsistently and 15.4% had used them consistently with any partner in the past year.
It said the DfT was "aware of a lack of transparency" in the way this sum as calculated, and bidders were "treated inconsistently".
O'Neill confirmed the instructions and added that the yard was performing inconsistently at the moment.
According to the OIG report, the NCUA has clear exam policies and standards, but carries them out inconsistently. However, the regulator's policy manual effectively addresses the issue, the report said.