consequential

[kon-si-kwen-shuhl]
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:
1620–30; < Latin consequenti(a) consequence + -al1

consequentiality, consequentialness, noun
consequentially, adverb
nonconsequential, adjective
nonconsequentially, adverb
nonconsequentialness, noun
nonconsequentiality, noun
quasi-consequential, adjective
quasi-consequentially, adverb
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consequential (ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl)
 
adj
1.  important or significant
2.  self-important; conceited
3.  following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectly: consequential loss
 
usage  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
 
consequenti'ality
 
n
 
conse'quentialness
 
n
 
conse'quentially
 
adv

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consequential
1620s, from consequent + -al (1). Meaning "pregnant with consequences, important" is recorded from 1728. Related: Consequentially (c.1600).
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Example sentences
Consequentially, a lot of scientific knowledge is not actionable for them.
Consequentially, to be mortal the being must be somewhat ignorant to the design
  of her own being.
Consequentially, the warmest weather of the year is often found during fall and
  spring.
Consequentially, there are no real provisions in the law to decrease the cost
  of healthcare services.
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