[kon-si-kwent, -kwuhnt]
following as an effect or result; resulting (often followed by on, upon, or to ): a fall in price consequent to a rise in production.
following as a logical conclusion: a consequent law.
following or progressing logically: consequent reasoning.
anything that follows upon something else, with or without a causal relationship.
Logic. the second member of a conditional proposition, as “Caesar was a great general” in “If Caesar conquered Gaul, he was a great general.”
the second term of a ratio.
the second of two vectors in a dyad.

1350–1400; Middle English (noun) < Latin consequent- (stem of consequēns, present participle of consequī to follow closely). See con-, sequent

nonconsequent, adjective

consequent, subsequent. Unabridged
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consequent (ˈkɒnsɪkwənt)
1.  following as an effect or result
2.  following as a logical conclusion or by rational argument
3.  (of a river) flowing in the direction of the original slope of the land or dip of the strata
4.  something that follows something else, esp as a result
5.  logic the resultant clause in a conditional sentence
6.  logic affirming the consequent the fallacy of inferring the antecedent of a conditional sentence, given the truth of the conditional and its consequent, as if John is six feet tall, he's more than five feet: he's more than five feet so he's six feet
7.  an obsolete term for denominator

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., in various senses now restricted to consequence, from Fr. conséquent, from L. consequentem (nom. consequens); see consequence. Meaning "an event which follows another" is from 1610s. Mathematical sense is from 1570. Related: Consequently (late 15c.).
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Example sentences
First, the economy and consequent employment outlook for college graduates.
The true test of its value is not the length and density of its expression, it
  is the consequent actions.
The idea that debt is necessary for trade, and has to be forgiven, is
  consequent to the rise of a market economy.
The energy requirements, and consequent overheating, is my guess as to why they
  can only keep these mice aloft for a few hours.
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