Consequence meaning

kŏn'sĭ-kwĕns', -kwəns
Something that logically or naturally follows from an action or condition.
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The definition of consequence is a natural result that flows from something else, or importance in ranking.

If you do something wrong and get grounded, this is an example of a consequence.

If there is a matter of great importance that you have to address, this is an example of a matter of great consequence.

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A logical conclusion or inference.
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Importance in rank or position.

Scientists of consequence.

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A result of an action, process, etc.; outcome or effect, often, specif., an adverse one.
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A result of actions, especially if such a result is unwanted or unpleasant.

I'm warning you. If you don't get me the report on time, there will be consequences.

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A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
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Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
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That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause.
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Importance with respect to what comes after.
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The power to influence or produce an effect.
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(especially when preceded by "of") Importance, value, or influence.
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To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour.
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Significance; importance.

An issue of consequence.

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A logical result or conclusion; inference.
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The relation of effect to cause.
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Importance as a cause or influence.

A matter of slight consequence.

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Importance in rank; influence.

A person of consequence.

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in consequence
  • As a result; consequently.
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in consequence (of)
  • As a result (of).
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take the consequences
  • To accept the adverse results of one's actions.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in consequence
in consequence (of)
take the consequences

Origin of consequence

  • From Old French
    From Wiktionary