Origin and Etymology of consequent
Examples of consequent in a Sentence
Weather forecasters predict heavy rains and consequent flooding.
Falling sales and a consequent loss of profits forced the company to lay off more workers.
Recent Examples of consequent from the Web
The stress and the consequent loss of control felt familiar.
However, the current all-seater stadium law - which was introduced following the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and the consequent recommendations made by the Taylor report - is not to be altered anytime in the near future.
The consequent Legionnaires’ outbreak caused at least 12 deaths.
And its clientele in this revanchist effort includes oil companies fearing clean-energy cars and also an auto industry that now sees an opportunity to batten on low oil prices and the consequent consumer lust for gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs.
The consequent flood of data is helping researchers determine which genes are behind a coral’s, an alga’s or a bacterium’s fragility or resilience.
The shares had been battered by a disastrous year earlier that saw a coup attempt, bombings, and a consequent tourism crisis.
The primary driver of Hutchison’s senior surge is his increase in usage without a consequent drop in efficiency.
Many residents of the area have reveled in the relative absence of snowfall, but the consequent smooth commuting conditions have come at a cost.
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subsequent vs. consequent
The English language has many ways to indicate that something has come after another thing, but a number of these words have subtle differences that you may want to observe.
Something is subsequent if it follows something else in time, order, or place. Its meaning is very similar to that of following or later, but it has a more formal tone to it and may imply that something not only follows but in some way grows out of or is otherwise closely connected with what precedes it (“their courtship and subsequent marriage”).
Consequent may also be used of something that follows, but that does so explicitly as a result of something else (“I said an insensitive thing and the consequent argument lasted for days”).
There may be occasions when either subsequent or consequent would work ("her wounding and subsequent [or consequent] loss of blood"); your choice in such cases would depend upon whether you want to stress the order of events or the causal relationship between one event and another.
CONSEQUENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consequent for English Language Learners
: happening as a result of a particular action or set of conditions
CONSEQUENT Defined for Kids
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