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consistency

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
A rheological property of matter related to the cohesion of the individual particles of a given material, its ability to deform and its resistance to flow. The consistency of cement slurries is determined by thickening time tests in accordance with API Recommended Practice 10B and is expressed in Bearden units of consistency (Bc).