consequence

Definitions:

  • Something that logically or naturally follows from an action or condition. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> effect</strong>.
  • A logical conclusion or inference.
  • Importance in rank or position.
  • Significance; importance: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> importance</strong>.
  • (<em>in consequence</em>) As a result; consequently.
  • To draw inferences; form deductions.
  • Connection of cause and effect, or of antecedent and consequent; consecution.
  • That which follows from or grows out of any act, cause, proceeding, or series of actions; an event or effect produced by some preceeding influence, action, act, or cause; a consequent; a result.
  • The conclusion of a syllogism.
  • A consequent inference; deduction; specifically, in <em>logic</em>, a form of inference or aspect under which any inference may be regarded, having but one premise, the <em>antecedent</em>, and one conclusion, the <em>consequent</em>, the principle according to which the consequent follows from the antecedent being, like the whole inference, termed the <em>consequence.</em>
  • Importance; moment; significance: applied to things: as, this is a matter of <em>consequence</em>, or of some, little, great, or no <em>consequence.</em>
  • Importance; influence; distinction; note: applied to persons: as, a man of <em>consequence.</em>
  • <em>plural</em> A game in which one player writes down an adjective, the second the name of a man, the third an adjective, the fourth the name of a woman, the fifth what he said, the sixth what she said, the seventh the <em>consequence</em>, etc., etc., no one seeing what the others have written. After all have written, the paper is read.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Result, Issue</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="effect">effect</internalXref>.
  • In <em>astronomy</em>, motion from an earlier to a later sign of the zodiac, or from west to east; direct motion.
  • That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.
  • A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
  • Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
  • Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.
  • hence; for this cause.
  • by reason of; as the effect of.
  • That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a <xref>cause</xref>.
  • A result of actions.
  • A proposition collected from the <xref>agreement</xref> of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or <xref>argument</xref>; <xref>inference</xref>.
  • Chain of causes and effects; <xref>consecution</xref>.
  • Importance with respect to what comes after.
  • The power to influence or produce an effect.
  • <xref>importance</xref>, <xref>value</xref>, or <xref>influence</xref>
  • To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour.
  • a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  • the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
  • having important effects or influence
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