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consequence

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1 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause
  • The flood was an inevitable consequence of the prolonged, heavy rains.
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matter of course

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4 an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning
  • I am able to deduce several consequences from those premises.
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importance, consequence, moment, weight, significance mean a quality or aspect having great worth or significance. importance implies a value judgment of the superior worth or influence of something or someone.
    • a region with no cities of importance
consequence generally implies importance because of probable or possible effects.
    • the style you choose is of little consequence
moment implies conspicuous or self-evident consequence.
    • a decision of great moment
weight implies a judgment of the immediate relative importance of something.
    • the argument carried no weight with the judge
significance implies a quality or character that should mark a thing as important but that is not self-evident and may or may not be recognized.
    • the treaty's significance


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