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consequent

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noun con·se·quent \-kwənt, -ˌkwent\

Definition of consequent

  1. 1 a :  deduction 2b b :  the conclusion of a conditional sentence

  2. 2 :  the second term of a ratio



Origin of consequent

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin consequent-, consequens, present participle of consequi to follow along, from com- + sequi to follow — more at sue


First Known Use: 14th century


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consequent

adjective con·se·quent

Simple Definition of consequent

  • : happening as a result of a particular action or set of conditions

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of consequent

  1. 1 :  following as a result or effect <her new job and consequent relocation>

  2. 2 :  observing logical sequence :  rational

Examples of consequent in a sentence

  1. Weather forecasters predict heavy rains and consequent flooding.

  2. Falling sales and a consequent loss of profits forced the company to lay off more workers.



15th Century

First Known Use of consequent

15th century


CONSEQUENT Defined for Kids

consequent

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adjective con·se·quent \ˈkän-si-kwənt\

Definition of consequent for Students

  1. :  following as a result or effect <Weather forecasters predicted heavy rain and consequent flooding.>





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