adjective
- An example of consequent is a burn from pulling something out of the oven without using an oven mitt.
- An example of consequent is two coming after one.
The definition of consequent is something that follows as a result, or logically follows.
consequent
- following as a result; resulting
- proceeding in logical sequence
Origin of consequent
Old French from Classical Latin consequens: see consequence- anything that follows
- Logic
- the second term of a conditional proposition
- an inference
- Math. the second term, denominator, or divisor of a ratio
consequent Idioms
consequent on
- following as a result of
- inferred from
consequent
adjective
- a. Following as a natural effect, result, or conclusion: tried to prevent an oil spill and the consequent damage to wildlife.b. Following as a logical conclusion.
- Logically correct or consistent.
- Geology Having a position or direction determined by the original form or slope of the earth's surface: a consequent river; a consequent valley.
noun
- Logic The conclusion, as of a syllogism or a conditional sentence.
- The second term of a ratio.
Origin of consequent
Middle English from Old French from Latin cōnsequēns cōnsequent- present participle of cōnsequī to follow closely com- intensive pref. ; see com- . sequī to follow ; see sek^{w}-^{1} in Indo-European roots.consequent
Adjective
(not comparable)
- Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.
- His retirement and consequent spare time enabled him to travel more.
- Of or pertaining to consequences.
Noun
(plural consequents)
- (logic) The second half of a hypothetical proposition; Q, if the form of the proposition is "If P, then Q."
- An event which follows another.
- (mathematics) The second term of a ratio, i.e. the term b in the ratio a:b, the other being the antecedent.
Origin
See also: conséquentFrom Middle French conséquent, from Latin consequens, consequentis, present participle of consequi (“to follow”), from con- + sequi (“to follow”). Compare French conséquent.