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consequence

[ kon-si-kwens, -kwuhns ]
/ ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns /
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noun
the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving.
an act or instance of following something as an effect, result, or outcome.
the conclusion reached by a line of reasoning; inference.
importance or significance: a matter of no consequence.
importance in rank or position; distinction: a man of great consequence in art.
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Idioms about consequence

    in consequence, consequently; as a result; hence: He withdrew from the world, and in consequence was forgotten.
    in consequence of, as a result of; on account of: A trial was held in consequence of the investigation.

Origin of consequence

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English (from Anglo-French ), from Latin consequentia. See consequent, -ence

synonym study for consequence

1. See effect. 4. See importance.

OTHER WORDS FROM consequence

non·con·se·quence, nounsu·per·con·se·quence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for consequence

consequence
/ (ˈkɒnsɪkwəns) /

noun
a result or effect of some previous occurrence
an unpleasant result (esp in the phrase take the consequences)
significance or importanceit's of no consequence; a man of consequence
logic
  1. a conclusion reached by reasoning
  2. the conclusion of an argument
  3. the relations between the conclusion and the premises of a valid argument
the relation between an effect and its cause
in consequence as a result
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Other Idioms and Phrases with consequence

consequence

see in consequence; of consequence.

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