consequent: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kon'si-kwent", -kwunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. following as an effect or result; resulting (often fol. by on, upon, or to): a fall in price consequent to a rise in production.
  2. following as a logical conclusion: a consequent law.
  3. following or progressing logically: consequent reasoning.
  1. anything that follows upon something else, with or without a causal relationship.
  2. the second member of a conditional proposition, as “Caesar was a great general” in “If Caesar conquered Gaul, he was a great general.”
    1. the second term of a ratio.
    2. the second of two vectors in a dyad.
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