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