Definitions for consequenceˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•se•quence*ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns(n.)

  1. the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier.

  2. the conclusion reached by a line of reasoning; inference.

  3. importance or significance:

    a matter of no consequence.

  4. importance in rank or position; distinction:

    a man of consequence.

Idioms for consequence:

  1. in consequence,consequently; as a result.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See effect. See also importance.

Origin of consequence:

1350–1400; ME (< AF) < L

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. consequence(noun)ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns

    a result or effect

    the consequences of their actions; Our health care suffers as a consequence of these policies.

  2. consequenceˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns

    having little or no importance

    matters of little 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!.

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


Translations for consequence

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

consequence(noun)

a result

This decision will have important consequences.

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