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1. A sequence or succession.
2. Logic The relation of consequent to antecedent; deduction.
[Middle English consecucioun, attainment, from Latin cōnsecūtiō, cōnsecūtiōn-, orderly sequence, from cōnsecūtus, past participle of cōnsequī, to follow closely; see consequent.]
1. (Logic) a sequence or succession of events or things
2. (Logic) a logical sequence of deductions; inference
[C16: from Latin consecūtiō, from consequī to follow up, pursue]
con•se•cu•tion(ˌkɒn sɪˈkyu ʃən)
1. succession; sequence.
2. logical sequence; chain of reasoning.
[1525–35; < Latin consecūtiō, derivative of consecū-, variant s. of consequī to follow, succeed]
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