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/ əˈpɒd ə sɪs /
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noun, plural a·pod·o·ses [uh-pod-uh-seez]. /əˈpɒd əˌsiz/.

the clause expressing the consequence in a conditional sentence, often beginning with then, as “then I will” in “If you go, then I will.”Compare protasis (def. 1).



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Origin of apodosis

1630–40; <Late Latin <Greek: a returning, answering clause, equivalent to apo(di)(nai) to give back (apo-apo- + didónai to give) + -sis-sis
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British Dictionary definitions for apodosis

/ (əˈpɒdəsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

logic grammar the consequent of a conditional statement, as the game will be cancelled in if it rains the game will be cancelledCompare protasis

Word Origin for apodosis

C17: via Late Latin from Greek: a returning or answering (clause), from apodidonai to give back
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