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Consistency
Consistency
has three technical meanings:
In
mathematics
and
logic
, as well as in
theoretical physics
, it refers to the
proposition
that a formal theory or a
physical theory
contains no contradictions. See
consistency proof
.
In
statistics
,
consistency (statistics)
refers to a property of
estimators
.
In
decision theory
, a
voting system
is called "consistent" if and only if it guarantees that whenever option A is the winner both in district 1 and district 2 then option A must also be the winner in the combined district.
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