consequent

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1con·se·quent

noun \-kwənt, -ˌkwent\

Definition of CONSEQUENT

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

2consequent

adjective

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

Full Definition of CONSEQUENT

1
:  following as a result or effect <her new job and consequent relocation>
2
:  observing logical sequence :  rational

Examples of CONSEQUENT

  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.

First Known Use of CONSEQUENT

15th century

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