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[kon-si-kwent-lee, -kwuh nt-] /ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛnt li, -kwənt-/
as a result, effect, or outcome; therefore:
There has been a great deal of rain and consequently the reservoirs are full.
Origin of consequently
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English; see consequent, -ly
See therefore. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for consequently


adverb, sentence connector
as a result or effect; therefore; hence
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