Consequent definition

kŏnsĭ-kwĕnt, -kwənt
The definition of consequent is something that follows as a result, or logically follows.

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.

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Following as a natural effect, result, or conclusion.

Tried to prevent an oil spill and the consequent damage to wildlife.

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Anything that follows.
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Of or pertaining to consequences.
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(mathematics) The second term of a ratio, i.e. the term b in the ratio a:b, the other being the antecedent.
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(geology) Having a position or direction determined by the original form or slope of the earth's surface.

A consequent river; a consequent valley.

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Following as a logical conclusion.
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Following as a result; resulting.
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Proceeding in logical sequence.
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(math.) The second term, denominator, or divisor of a ratio.
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The second term of a conditional proposition.
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An inference.
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Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.

His retirement and consequent spare time enabled him to travel more.

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(logic) The second half of a hypothetical proposition; Q, if the form of the proposition is "If P, then Q."
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An event which follows another.
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Logically correct or consistent.
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(logic) The conclusion, as of a syllogism or a conditional sentence.
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The second term of a ratio.
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consequent on
  • following as a result of
  • inferred from
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
consequent
Plural:
consequents

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

consequent on

Origin of consequent

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin cōnsequēns cōnsequent- present participle of cōnsequī to follow closely com- intensive pref. com– sequī to follow sekw-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French conséquent, from Latin consequens, consequentis, present participle of consequi (“to follow”), from con- + sequi (“to follow”). Compare French conséquent.

    From Wiktionary