Definitions for consequenceˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•se•quence*ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns(n.)
the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier.
the conclusion reached by a line of reasoning; inference.
importance or significance:
a matter of no consequence.
importance in rank or position; distinction:
a man of consequence.
Idioms for consequence:
in consequence,consequently; as a result.
* Syn: See effect. See also importance.
Origin of consequence:
1350–1400; ME (< AF) < L
consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot(noun)
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
consequence, import, moment(noun)
having important effects or influence
"decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
consequence(noun)ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns
a result or effect
the consequences of their actions; Our health care suffers as a consequence of these policies.
consequenceˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns
having little or no importance
matters of little consequence
That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause.
A result of actions.
I'm warning you. If you don't get me the report on time, there will be consequences.
A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
Importance with respect to what comes after.
The power to influence or produce an effect.
importance, value, or influence
To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour.
that which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result
a proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference
chain of causes and effects; consecution
importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction
Translations for consequence
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
This decision will have important consequences.
- gevolg, resultaat, uitwerking; nasleep; voortvloeisel; konsekwensie; gevolgtrekkingAfrikaans
- consequênciaPortuguese (BR)
- die FolgeGerman
- konsekvens; følgeDanish
- پیامد؛ نتیجهFarsi
- posljedica, ishodCroatian
- pasekmė, padarinysLithuanian
- følge, konsekvensNorwegian
- پیامد؛ نتیجهPersian
- پايله ، نتيجه، پاى: اهميت، تو پيرPashto
- följd, konsekvensSwedish
- sonuç, neticeTurkish
- 結果Chinese (Trad.)
- наслідок; висновокUkrainian
- hậu quảVietnamese
- 结果Chinese (Simp.)
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