[ see-kwuhnt ]
/ ˈsi kwənt /
following logically or naturally; consequent.
characterized by continuous succession; consecutive.
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
OTHER WORDS FROM sequentse·quent·ly, adverbnon·se·quent, adjectiveun·se·quent, adjective
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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 of sequentsequently, adverb
Word Origin for sequent
C16: from Latin sequēns, from sequī to follow
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