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[see-kwuh nt]
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  1. following; successive.
  2. following logically or naturally; consequent.
  3. characterized by continuous succession; consecutive.
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  1. something that follows in order or as a result.
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Origin of sequent

1550–60; < Latin sequent- (stem of sequēns, present participle of sequī to follow), equivalent to sequ- follow + -ent- -ent
Related formsse·quent·ly, adverbnon·se·quent, adjectiveun·se·quent, adjective
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  1. following in order or succession
  2. following as a result; consequent
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  1. something that follows; consequence
  2. logic a formal representation of an argument. The inference of A from A & B is written A & B ̃⊢ A. The sequent ̃⊢ A represents the derivation of A from no assumptions and thus indicates that A is a theorem
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Derived Formssequently, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Latin sequēns, from sequī to follow
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Word Origin and History for sequent


1550s, "following," from Old French sequent "following, subsequent," from Latin sequentem (nominative sequens) "next, following," present participle of sequi "to follow" (see sequel). As a noun from 1580s.

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