[kon-si-kwens, -kwuh ns] /ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns/
the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier:
The accident was the consequence of reckless driving.
an act or instance of following something as an effect, result, or outcome.
the conclusion reached by a line of reasoning; inference.
importance or significance:
a matter of no consequence.
importance in rank or position; distinction:
a man of great consequence in art.
in consequence, consequently; as a result; hence:
He withdrew from the world, and in consequence was forgotten.
in consequence of, as a result of; on account of:
A trial was held in consequence of the investigation.
a result or effect of some previous occurrence
an unpleasant result (esp in the phrase take the consequences)
significance or importance: it’s of no consequence, a man of consequence
the relation between an effect and its cause
in consequence, as a result
late 14c., “inference, conclusion,” from Old French consequence “result” (13c., Modern French conséquence), from Latin consequentia, from consequentem (nominative consequens), present participle of consequi “to follow after,” from com- “with” (see com-) + sequi “to follow” (see sequel). Sense of “importance” (c.1600) is from notion of being “pregnant with consequences.”
[kon-si-kwens, -kwuh ns] /ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns/ noun 1. the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving. 2. an act or instance of following something as an effect, result, or outcome. 3. the conclusion reached by a line of reasoning; inference. 4. importance or significance: a matter […]
[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 […]
[kon-si-kwen-shuh l] /ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl/ adjective 1. following as an effect, result, or outcome; resultant; consequent. 2. following as a logical conclusion or inference; logically consistent. 3. of or importance: a consequential man in his field. 4. self-important; pompous. /ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl/ adjective 1. important or significant 2. self-important; conceited 3. following as a consequence; resultant, esp […]
[kon-si-kwen-shuh-liz-uh m] /ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. the theory that human actions derive their moral worth solely from their outcomes or consequences. 2. the theory that ethical decisions should be made on the basis of the expected outcome or consequences of the action. /ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəˌlɪzəm/ noun 1. (ethics) the doctrine that an action is right […]