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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French conséquent [1], from Latin consequens, consequentem, present participle of consequi (to follow), from con- + sequi (to follow). Compare French conséquent.

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consequent (not comparable)

  1. Following as a result, inference, or natural effect. [2]
    His retirement and consequent spare time enabled him to travel more.
  2. Of or pertaining to consequences.

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consequent (plural consequents)

  1. (logic) The second half of a hypothetical proposition; Q, if the form of the proposition is "If P, then Q."
  2. An event which follows another.
    • Sir J. Davies
      They were ill-governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment.
  3. (mathematics) The second term of a ratio, i.e. the term b in the ratio a:b, the other being the antecedent.

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  1. ^ consequent” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.
  2. ^ consequent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

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consequent (not comparable)

  1. consequent, resulting
  2. consistent

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Inflection of consequent
uninflected consequent
inflected consequente
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial consequent
indefinite m./f. sing. consequente
n. sing. consequent
plural consequente
definite consequente
partitive consequents

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