Definitions for: Consequence

[n] having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"
[n] the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; "that result is of no consequence"
[n] a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

Webster (1913) Definition: Con"se*quence, n. [L., consequentia: cf. F.
cons['e]quence. See Consequent.]
1. That which follows something on which it depends; that
which is produced by a cause; a result.

Shun to taste, And shun the bitter consequence.

2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of
other previous propositions; any conclusion which results
from reason or argument; inference.

3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution.

Such fatal consequence unites us three. --Milton.

Link follows link by necessary consequence.

4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to
influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank;

It is a matter of small consequence. --Shak.

A sense of your own worth and consequence. --Cowper.

In consequence, hence; for this cause.

In consequence of, by reason of; as the effect of.

Syn: Effect; result; end. See Effect.

Synonyms: aftermath, effect, event, import, issue, moment, outcome, result, upshot

Antonyms: inconsequence

See Also: aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, branch, brisance, butterfly effect, byproduct, by-product, change, coattails, coattails effect, comeupance, comeuppance, Coriolis effect, corollary, dent, deserts, final result, fruit, harvest, hell to pay, impact, influence, knock-on effect, materialisation, materialization, matter, offset, offshoot, offspring, outcome, outgrowth, payoff, phenomenon, placebo effect, position effect, product, repercussion, response, result, resultant, reverberation, reward, sequella, side effect, significance, spillover, termination, train, wages, wake

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