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consequential

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adjective con·se·quen·tial \ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkwen(t)-shəl\

Simple Definition of consequential

  • : happening as a result

Full Definition of consequential

  1. 1 :  of the nature of a secondary result :  indirect

  2. 2 :  consequent

  3. 3 :  having significant consequences :  important <a grave and consequential event>

  4. 4 :  self-important

con·se·quen·ti·al·i·ty play \-ˌkwen(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun
con·se·quen·tial·ly play \-ˈkwen(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
con·se·quen·tial·ness play \-ˈkwen(t)-shəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of consequential

  1. There have been several consequential innovations in their computer software.

  2. The change to the schedule is not consequential.



1626

First Known Use of consequential

1626



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