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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequentadjective

    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. consequentnoun

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

  2. consequentnoun

    An event which follows another.

  3. consequentnoun

    That which follows an antecedent.

  4. consequentadjective

    Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.

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

  5. consequentadjective

    Of or pertaining to consequences.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Consequentadjective

    Etymology: consequens, Latin.

    It was not a power possible to be inherited, because the right was consequent to, and built on, an act perfectly personal. John Locke.

    This satisfaction or dissatisfaction, consequent upon a man’s acting suitably or unsuitably to conscience, is a principle not easily to be worn out. Robert South, Sermons.

  2. Consequentnoun

    Doth it follow that they, being not the people of God, are in nothing to be followed? This consequent were good, if only the custom of the people of God is to be observed. Richard Hooker.

    They were ill paid; and they were ill governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment. John Davies, on Ireland.

    He could see consequents yet dormant in their principles, and effects yet unborn. Robert South, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consequentadjective

    following as a result, inference, or natural effect

  2. Consequentadjective

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

  3. Consequentnoun

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

  4. Consequentnoun

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

  5. Consequentnoun

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

  6. Etymology: [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. 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.

  2. Peter Nash:

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

  3. 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.

  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. Chief Financial Officer John Murphy:

    We do see the world emerging from the crisis a bit like an earthquake. You get more aftershocks, but the consequent aftershocks tend to be smaller than the early ones. And that’s kind of how we see 2022.

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

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. gloat
    • B. excogitate
    • C. huff
    • D. abrade

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