Consequent



[kon-si-kwent, -kwuh nt] /ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛnt, -kwənt/

adjective
1.
following as an effect or result; resulting (often followed by on, upon, or to):
a fall in price consequent to a rise in production.
2.
following as a logical conclusion:
a consequent law.
3.
following or progressing logically:
consequent reasoning.
noun
4.
anything that follows upon something else, with or without a causal relationship.
5.
Logic. the second member of a conditional proposition, as “Caesar was a great general” in “If Caesar conquered Gaul, he was a great general.”.
6.
Mathematics.

/ˈkɒnsɪkwənt/
adjective
1.
following as an effect or result
2.
following as a logical conclusion or by rational argument
3.
(of a river) flowing in the direction of the original slope of the land or dip of the strata
noun
4.
something that follows something else, esp as a result
5.
(logic) the resultant clause in a conditional sentence
6.
(logic) affirming the consequent, the fallacy of inferring the antecedent of a conditional sentence, given the truth of the conditional and its consequent, as if John is six feet tall, he’s more than five feet: he’s more than five feet so he’s six feet
7.
an obsolete term for denominator (sense 1)
adj.

late 14c., in various senses now restricted to consequence, from Middle French conséquent “following, resulting,” from Latin consequentem (nominative consequens); see consequence. Meaning “an event which follows another” is from 1610s. Mathematical sense is from 1560s. Related: Consequently.

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