Definition of consequent in English:

consequent

Syllabification: con·se·quent
Pronunciation: /ˈkänsikwənt, -ˌkwent
 
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adjective

  • 1Following as a result or effect: labor shortages would be created with a consequent increase in wages
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    • Rising house prices and rising interest rates have resulted in a squeeze on first time buyers with consequent effects on recruitment and retention in key public services.
    • The film also focuses on the scars left on the river as a result of indiscriminate sand mining and the consequent effect on flora and fauna.
    • As a result, effects in one domain generate consequent effects in the other domains.
    Synonyms
    resulting, resultant, ensuing, consequential; following, subsequent, successive; attendant, accompanying, concomitant; collateral, associated, related
  • 1.1 Geology (Of a stream or valley) having a direction or character determined by the original slope of the land before erosion.
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    • In technical terms the Colorado River is antecedent to the Edwards Plateau and consequent to the Coastal Plain.
    • Most of the streams normally follow the continental slope toward the sea across the various provinces and are of the kind called consequent streams.
    • Radial consequent streams cut deep canyons into the flanks of the extinct shield volcano, and these canyons are opened out into deep, steep-walled amphitheaters.
  • 1.2 archaic Logically consistent.

noun

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  • 1A thing that follows another.
  • 1.1 Logic The second part of a conditional proposition, whose truth is stated to be conditional upon that of the antecedent.
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    • The antecedents and consequents of conditionals must be complete sentences.
    • If the antecedent is more true than the consequent, then the conditional is less than the maximal truth by the difference between their values.
    • But every complete sentence can be used without expressing a judgement, for instance as the antecedent or consequent of a conditional.
  • 1.2 Mathematics The second term of a ratio.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin consequent- 'overtaking, following closely', from the verb consequi.

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