Definitions for consequenceˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. consequence, aftermath(noun)

    the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. consequence(Noun)

    That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause.

  2. consequence(Noun)

    A result of actions.

    I'm warning you. If you don't get me the report on time, there will be consequences.

  3. consequence(Noun)

    A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.

  4. consequence(Noun)

    Chain of causes and effects; consecution.

  5. consequence(Noun)

    Importance with respect to what comes after.

  6. consequence(Noun)

    The power to influence or produce an effect.

  7. consequence(Noun)

    importance, value, or influence

  8. consequence(Verb)

    To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consequence(noun)

    that which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result

  2. Consequence(noun)

    a proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference

  3. Consequence(noun)

    chain of causes and effects; consecution

  4. Consequence(noun)

    importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction

Freebase

  1. Consequence

    Dexter Mills, better known as Consequence, is an American rapper. Consequence debuted in 1996 on A Tribe Called Quest's album Beats, Rhymes, and Life. In 2007 he released his debut album Don't Quit Your Day Job!.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consequence

    kon′se-kwens, n. that which follows or comes after as a result: effect: influence: importance: (pl.) a round game describing the meeting of a lady and gentleman and its consequences, each player in turn writing a part of the story, not knowing what the others have written.—v.i. (Milt.) to draw inferences.—adj. Con′sequent, following as a natural effect or deduction.—n. that which follows: the natural effect of a cause.—adj. Consequen′tial, following as a result: casual: pompous.—advs. Consequen′tially; Con′sequently. [Fr.,—L. consequicon, together, and sequi, to follow.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consequence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2910

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consequence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4769

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consequence' in Nouns Frequency: #602

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consequence in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consequence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marius Croucamp:

    It could be a consequence of the strike.

  2. Francesco Cappuccio:

    [It's] a consequence of disease, not the cause.

  3. Bud Cranor:

    If you violate a policy, there is a consequence.

  4. Rick Santorum:

    There's no consequence to lying to this president.

  5. Bill Beardall:

    It is kind of dry, legal stuff, but it is of great consequence.

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