What does sequent mean?

Definitions for sequent
ˈsi kwəntse·quent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial, successiveadjective

    in regular succession without gaps

    "serial concerts"

  2. 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. sequentnoun

    Something which follows in a given sequence.

  2. sequentnoun

    An element of a sequence, usually a sequence in which every entry is an axiom or can be inferred from previous elements.

  3. sequentadjective

    That comes after in time or order; subsequent.

  4. sequentadjective

    That follows on as a result, conclusion etc.; consequent to, on, upon.

  5. sequentadjective

    Recurring in succession or as a series; successive, consecutive.

  6. Etymology: From sequent, from sequentem, present participle of sequi.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sequentadjective

    Etymology: sequens, Latin.

    Let my tryal be mine own confession:
    Immediate sentence then, and sequent death,
    Is all the grace I beg. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Measure.

    There he dies, and leaves his race
    Growing into a nation; and now grown,
    Suspected to a sequent king, who seeks
    To stop their overgrowth. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

  2. Sequentnoun

    A follower. Not in use.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    Here he hath framed a letter to a sequent of the stranger queen’s, which accidentally miscarried. William Shakespeare.


  1. Sequent

    In mathematical logic, a sequent is a very general kind of conditional assertion. A 1 , … , A m ⊢ B 1 , … , B n . {\displaystyle A_{1},\,\dots ,A_{m}\,\vdash \,B_{1},\,\dots ,B_{n}.} A sequent may have any number m of condition formulas Ai (called "antecedents") and any number n of asserted formulas Bj (called "succedents" or "consequents"). A sequent is understood to mean that if all of the antecedent conditions are true, then at least one of the consequent formulas is true. This style of conditional assertion is almost always associated with the conceptual framework of sequent calculus.


  1. sequent

    A sequent is a logical assertion that a certain conclusion can be derived from a given set of assumptions. It is typically written in the form A1, A2, ..., An ⇒ B, meaning that if assumptions A1 through An are true, then B must also be true. This concept is used primarily in formal logic and proof theory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sequentadjective

    following; succeeding; in continuance

  2. Sequentadjective

    following as an effect; consequent

  3. Sequentnoun

    a follower

  4. Sequentnoun

    that which follows as a result; a sequence

  5. Etymology: [L. sequens, -entis, p. pr. of sequi to follow. See Sue to follow.]


  1. Sequent

    In proof theory, a sequent is a formalized statement of provability that is frequently used when specifying calculi for deduction. In the sequent calculus, the name sequent is used for the construct which can be regarded as a specific kind of judgment, characteristic to this deduction system.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • متسلسلArabic
  • seuraus, perättäinenFinnish
  • последующий, элемент последовательности, последовательный, следующийRussian

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