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consequent

[kon-si-kwent, -kwuh nt] /ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛnt, -kwənt/
adjective
1.
following as an effect or result; resulting (often followed by on, upon, or to):
a fall in price consequent to a rise in production.
2.
following as a logical conclusion:
a consequent law.
3.
following or progressing logically:
consequent reasoning.
noun
4.
anything that follows upon something else, with or without a causal relationship.
5.
Logic. the second member of a conditional proposition, as “Caesar was a great general” in “If Caesar conquered Gaul, he was a great general.”.
6.
Mathematics.
  1. the second term of a ratio.
  2. the second of two vectors in a dyad.
Origin of consequent
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English (noun) < Latin consequent- (stem of consequēns, present participle of consequī to follow closely). See con-, sequent
Related forms
nonconsequent, adjective
Can be confused
consequent, subsequent.
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Examples from the Web for consequent
Historical Examples
  • These measures were consequent on the investment of Bayonne.

    Cornish Characters S. Baring-Gould
  • Charles had a racking headache, consequent on motoring before food.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • In (a) the antecedent must be affirmed, in (b) the consequent must be denied; otherwise the arguments become fallacious.

  • This causes expansion and consequent distortion and buckling.

  • A bid for popularity, for notoriety: with its consequent financial kudos.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • This batting of the leader and consequent slacking of the line worried Dan, as it did me.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • The financial problem was to provide for the new purchase and its consequent expenditure without imposing new taxes.

  • That, with all its consequent troubles forme, was what he did mean.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The ceremony of dubbing a knight, and the consequent embrace formerly customary on the occasion.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • All this time the wind, and the consequent motion of the steamer, increased.

    Rollo in Holland Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for consequent

consequent

/ˈkɒnsɪkwənt/
adjective
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
noun
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 (sense 1)
Word Origin
C15: from Latin consequēns following closely, from consequī to pursue
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Word Origin and History for consequent
adj.

late 14c., in various senses now restricted to consequence, from Middle French conséquent "following, resulting," from Latin consequentem (nominative consequens); see consequence. Meaning "an event which follows another" is from 1610s. Mathematical sense is from 1560s. Related: Consequently.

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