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consequential

[kon-si-kwen-shuh l] /ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
following as an effect, result, or outcome; resultant; consequent.
2.
following as a logical conclusion or inference; logically consistent.
3.
of consequence or importance:
a consequential man in his field.
4.
self-important; pompous.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin consequenti(a) consequence + -al1
Related forms
consequentiality, consequentialness, noun
consequentially, adverb
nonconsequential, adjective
nonconsequentially, adverb
nonconsequentialness, noun
nonconsequentiality, noun
quasi-consequential, adjective
quasi-consequentially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for con sequential

consequential

/ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
important or significant
2.
self-important; conceited
3.
following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectly: consequential loss
Derived Forms
consequentiality, consequentialness, noun
consequentially, adverb
Usage note
Although both consequential and consequent can refer to something which happens as the result of something else, consequent is more common in this sense in modern English: the new measures were put into effect, and the consequent protest led to the dismissal of those responsible
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Word Origin and History for con sequential

consequential

adj.

1620s, from consequent (Latin consequentia) + -al (1). Meaning "pregnant with consequences, important" is recorded from 1728. Related: Consequentially (c.1600).

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