- the second term of a ratio.
- the second of two vectors in a dyad.
- consenting adult,
- consequent stream,
Origin of consequent
Examples from the Web for consequent
His consequent chagrin was so great as nearly if not quite to render him insane.Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia|Maturin M. Ballou
The consequent modification would be profound in the matter of sexual habit and appetite.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
It is a sense of delicacy, consequent upon some dread of wrong-doing.Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid
On account of the ebb tide and consequent lay of the corks, we worked back, in reverse order, eastwards.A Poor Man's House|Stephen Sydney Reynolds
In range animals the first symptom noted is generally the sudden falling of the animal and consequent inability to rise.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Word Origin for consequent
late 14c., in various senses now restricted to consequence, from Middle French conséquent "following, resulting," from Latin consequentem (nominative consequens); see consequence. Meaning "an event which follows another" is from 1610s. Mathematical sense is from 1560s. Related: Consequently.