consequence

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

con·se·quence

noun \ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkwen(t)s, -kwən(t)s\

: something that happens as a result of a particular action or set of conditions

: importance or value

Full Definition of CONSEQUENCE

1
:  a conclusion derived through logic :  inference
2
:  something produced by a cause or necessarily following from a set of conditions <the economic consequences of the war>
3
a :  importance with respect to power to produce an effect <a mistake of no consequence>
b :  social importance
4
:  the appearance of importance; especially :  self-importance
in consequence
:  as a result

Examples of CONSEQUENCE

  1. The slightest error can have serious consequences.
  2. What were the economic consequences of the war?
  3. The decrease in sales was a consequence of some bad publicity about the company.
  4. Some say many jobs will be lost as a consequence of the trade agreement.
  5. He weighed the consequences of making a career change.
  6. The style you choose is of no consequence.

First Known Use of CONSEQUENCE

14th century

Other Logic Terms

a posteriori, connotation, corollary, inference, mutually exclusive, paradox, postulate, syllogism

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