Definition of subsequent
: following in time, order, or place subsequent events a subsequent clause in the treaty
subsequentlyplay \-ˌkwent-lē, -kwənt-\ adverb
Examples of subsequent in a Sentence
Her subsequent account of her ordeal, “The Upstairs Room” (1972), was a young adult tour de force, winning a Newbery Honor and other awards. Compared with Anne Frank's “Diary of a Young Girl,” it is sparer and sterner. —Leslie Garis, New York Times Book Review, 22 Feb. 2009
In the past, collectors would often hand over partial ownership of a painting—usually from 10% to 20%—and take a tax deduction for an equivalent percentage of the appraised value. The write-off on subsequent donations could rise each time the painting's value grew. Donors got a tax break, and museums got the art to exhibit for a period of time each year. Many such paintings were ultimately bequeathed to the museums. —Jeanne McDowell, Time, 20 Nov. 2006
In 1991, the Nurses' Health Study found that women receiving hormone therapy (estrogen and progestin) enjoyed a big (44 percent) reduction in the risk of coronary artery disease, and millions of women were encouraged to begin the therapy to counteract the effects of menopause. But in 2002, the Women's Health Initiative produced a radically different conclusion: Hormone therapy increases the risk of coronary events in post-menopausal women by 20 percent. A subsequent study confirmed that result. —Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2005
The rate of population growth reached a peak in 1999 and declined in subsequent years.
Her work had a great influence on subsequent generations.
Subsequent studies confirmed their findings.
his arrest and subsequent conviction
Recent Examples of subsequent from the Web
But prosecutors played footage of subsequent interviews with detectives in which Colon admitted to driving Villa and Clay to rob the store.
One line of argument suggested that ancestral baleen whales were suction feeders and that this led to the loss of teeth and the subsequent evolution of baleen.
The Washington Post picked up the comments, along with Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks' subsequent denial that any contact had been made prior to November 8.
Subsequent trail additions pushed the path west into New Lenox and Joliet.
Trump's tweet — and his persistent prior commentary on Chicago — could reflect genuine unease at the dysfunction of America's third largest city, and Huckabee Sanders's subsequent comment could be viewed as a moralistic analysis of violence.
The estate went on to be used by subsequent emperors, and its ruins are still visible in Rome today.
Rob and Chyna breaks the internet with several reveals — including Chyna's texts about Rob, Rob's subsequent Instagram and Snapchat exposé on his empty house and lost love, and Chyna's response to that.
The lawsuit filed last week claims that a culture of bullying that went unchecked by school officials, even after complaints were made, contributed to the death of one student and the subsequent death of that student’s best friend.
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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.
SUBSEQUENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subsequent for English Language Learners
: happening or coming after something else
SUBSEQUENT Defined for Kids
Definition of subsequent for Students
: following in time, order, or place subsequent events
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