What does consequent mean?

Definitions for consequent
ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛnt, -kwəntcon·se·quent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent(adj)

    following or accompanying as a consequence

    "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"


  1. consequent(Noun)

    The second half of a hypothetical proposition; Q, if the form of the proposition is "If P, then Q."

  2. consequent(Noun)

    An event which follows another.

  3. consequent(Noun)

    That which follows an antecedent.

  4. consequent(Adjective)

    Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.

    His retirement and consequent spare time enabled him to travel more.

  5. consequent(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to consequences.

  6. Origin: From consequens, consequentis, present participle of consequi, from con- + sequi. Compare French conséquent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consequent(adj)

    following as a result, inference, or natural effect

  2. Consequent(adj)

    following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other propositions

  3. Consequent(noun)

    that which follows, or results from, a cause; a result or natural effect

  4. Consequent(noun)

    that which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference

  5. Consequent(noun)

    the second term of a ratio, as the term b in the ratio a:b, the first a, being the antecedent

  6. Origin: [L. consequens, -entis, p. pr. of consequi to follow; con- + sequi to follow: cf. F. consquent. See Second, and cf. Consecution.]


  1. Consequent

    A consequent is the second half of a hypothetical proposition. In the standard form of such a proposition, it is the part that follows "then". In an implication, if implies then is called the antecedent and is called the consequent. Examples: ⁕If P, then Q. Q is the consequent of this hypothetical proposition. ⁕If X is a mammal, then X is an animal. Here, "X is an animal" is the consequent. ⁕If computers can think, then they are alive. "They are alive" is the consequent. The consequent in a hypothetical proposition is not necessarily a consequence of the antecedent. ⁕If monkeys are purple, then fish speak Klingon. "Fish speak Klingon" is the consequent here, but intuitively is not a consequence of the claim made in the antecedent that "monkeys are purple".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consequent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consequent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of consequent in a Sentence

  1. Peter Nash:

    I deeply regret my conduct and any consequent harm I caused.

  2. Grover Cleveland:

    There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.

  3. Joe Morrison:

    The downgrade also reflects the uncertainty as to whether or not these factors can be improved sustainably and materially, given our expectations of a prolonged commodity downcycle, and the consequent negative sentiment impacting Noble and commodity traders in general.

  4. Bruce Henderson:

    The essential element of successful strategy is that it derives its success from the differences between competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior. Ordinarily, this means that any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity. Where this is not so, it should be possible to demonstrate that all other competitors are at a distinct disadvantage.

  5. The Florida Supreme Court:

    In light of the scant evidence connecting Penalver to this murder and the consequent importance of identifying the individual depicted on the videotape in sunglasses and hat, we conclude that the improperly admitted evidence and the State's suggestion that the defense tampered with or suborned perjury by an identification witness meet the cumulative error requirements outlined above and require reversal.

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  • يترتب على ذلكArabic
  • следствие, следващ като резултатBulgarian
  • consecuenteSpanish
  • met als gevolg, hiermee gepaard gaande, resulterend gevolgDutch
  • następnikPolish
  • после́дствие, после́дующий, ито́говый, сле́дствие, ито́г, исхо́д, [[правый, сле́дующий, результи́рующий, [[второйRussian

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