[ see-kwuh nt ]
/ ˈsi kwənt /


following; successive.
following logically or naturally; consequent.
characterized by continuous succession; consecutive.


something that follows in order or as a result.

Origin of sequent

1550–60; < Latin sequent- (stem of sequēns, present participle of sequī to follow), equivalent to sequ- follow + -ent- -ent

Related forms

se·quent·ly, adverbnon·se·quent, adjectiveun·se·quent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sequent


/ (ˈsiːkwənt) /


following in order or succession
following as a result; consequent


something that follows; consequence
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

Derived Forms

sequently, adverb

Word Origin for sequent

C16: from Latin sequēns, from sequī to follow
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