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con·se·quence

 (kŏn′sĭ-kwĕns′, -kwəns)
n.
1.
a. Something that logically or naturally follows from an action or condition. See Synonyms at effect.
b. A punishment or negative repercussion: "Sometimes a cousin's first child was born six months after the wedding; aside from a moment's tsk-tsk, there were no consequences" (Donald Hall).
2. A logical conclusion or inference.
3. Importance in rank or position: scientists of consequence.
4. Significance; importance: an issue of consequence. See Synonyms at importance.
Idiom:
in consequence
As a result; consequently.

consequence

(ˈkɒnsɪkwəns)
n
1. a result or effect of some previous occurrence
2. an unpleasant result (esp in the phrase take the consequences)
3. (Logic) significance or importance: it's of no consequence; a man of consequence.
4. (Logic) logic
a. a conclusion reached by reasoning
b. the conclusion of an argument
c. the relations between the conclusion and the premises of a valid argument
5. the relation between an effect and its cause
6. in consequence as a result

con•se•quence

(ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns)

n.
1. the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier.
2. the conclusion reached by a line of reasoning; inference.
3. importance or significance: a matter of no consequence.
4. importance in rank or position; distinction: a man of consequence.
Idioms:
in consequence, consequently; as a result.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
syn: See effect. See also importance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consequence - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenonconsequence - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
phenomenon - any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
offspring, materialisation, materialization - something that comes into existence as a result; "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
aftereffect - any result that follows its cause after an interval
aftermath, wake, backwash - the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
bandwagon effect - the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity; "in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity"; "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"
brisance - the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion
butterfly effect - the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
byproduct, by-product - a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
change - the result of alteration or modification; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
coattails effect - (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party; "he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"
Coriolis effect - (physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere
dent - an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account"
domino effect - the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)
harvest - the consequence of an effort or activity; "they gathered a harvest of examples"; "a harvest of love"
wallop, impact - a forceful consequence; a strong effect; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"
influence - the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
knock-on effect - a secondary or incidental effect
offshoot, outgrowth, branch, offset - a natural consequence of development
product - a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances; "skill is the product of hours of practice"; "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"
placebo effect - any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs
position effect - (genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
repercussion, reverberation - a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
response - a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
fallout, side effect - any adverse and unwanted secondary effect; "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"
spillover - (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure
2.consequence - the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individualconsequence - the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
final result, outcome, resultant, termination, result - something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
corollary - a practical consequence that follows naturally; "blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love"
comeupance, comeuppance, deserts - an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
fruit - the consequence of some effort or action; "he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"
sequella - a secondary consequence
train - a series of consequences wrought by an event; "it led to a train of disasters"
reward, wages, payoff - a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
3.consequence - having important effects or influenceconsequence - having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"
matter - (used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
significance - the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
hell to pay - dire consequences; "when the pig ran away there was hell to pay"
inconsequence - having no important effects or influence

consequence

noun
1. result, effect, outcome, repercussion, end, issue, event, sequel, end result, upshot Her lawyers said she understood the consequences of her actions.
2. importance, interest, concern, moment, value, account, note, weight, import, significance, portent This question is of little consequence.
3. status, standing, bottom, rank, distinction, eminence, repute, notability He was a sad little man of no consequence.
in consequence consequently, as a result, so, then, thus, therefore, hence, accordingly, for that reason, thence, ergo His death was totally unexpected and, in consequence, no plans had been made for his replacement.
Proverbs
"As you sow, so shall you reap"

consequence

noun
Translations
أهَمِّيهعَاقِبَةنَتيجَه
důsledeknásledekdůležitost
konsekvensbetydningfølge
seuraus
posljedica
következmény
afleiðingafleiîingmikilvægi
結果
결과
padarinysreikšmėsvarbavadinasi
nozīmesekassvarīgums
posledica
konsekvens
ผลลัพธ์
hậu quả

consequence

[ˈkɒnsɪkwəns] N
1. (= result) → consecuencia f
to take the consequencesaceptar las consecuencias
in consequencepor consiguiente, por lo tanto
in consequence of (which)como consecuencia de (lo cual)
2. (= importance) → importancia f, trascendencia f
it is of no consequenceno tiene importancia, es de poca trascendencia

consequence

[ˈkɒnsɪkwɛns] n
(= result) → conséquence f
What are the consequences for the environment? → Quelles sont les conséquences pour l'environnement?
in consequence, as a consequence → en conséquence, par conséquent
to take the consequences → accepter les conséquences
to face the consequences → subir les conséquences
(= importance) → importance f
of consequence → d'importance
of little consequence
It's of little consequence → Cela n'a pas beaucoup d'importance.

consequence

n
(= result, effect)Folge f; (of actions also)Konsequenz f; in consequencefolglich; in consequence ofinfolge (+gen); in consequence of whichinfolgedessen; and the consequence is that we have …und folglich haben wir …; as a consequence of …als Folge (+gen); with the consequence that he …was zur Folge hatte or mit dem Erfolg, dass er …; to face or take the consequencesdie Folgen or Konsequenzen tragen
(= importance)Wichtigkeit f, → Bedeutung f; a person of consequenceeine bedeutende or wichtige Persönlichkeit; did he have anything of consequence to say?hatte er irgend etwas Wichtiges zu sagen?; he’s (a man) of no consequenceer hat nichts zu sagen; it’s of no consequencedas spielt keine Rolle; that’s of no consequence to medas ist mir einerlei; of what consequence is that to you?was tangiert Sie das? (inf)
consequences sing (= game) Schreibspiel, bei dem auf gefaltetem Papier ein nicht bekannter Vorsatz ergänzt wird

consequence

[ˈkɒnsɪkwəns] n
a. (result) → conseguenza, risultato
in consequence → di conseguenza
b. (importance) → importanza
it is of no consequence → non ha nessuna importanza

consequence

(ˈkonsikwəns) , ((American) -kwens) noun
1. a result. This decision will have important consequences.
2. importance. A small error is of no consequence.
ˈconsequently adverb
therefore. She didn't explain it clearly – consequently, he didn't understand.

consequence

عَاقِبَة důsledek konsekvens Folge συνέπεια consecuencia seuraus conséquence posljedica conseguenza 結果 결과 gevolg konsekvens konsekwencja consequência последствие konsekvens ผลลัพธ์ sonuç hậu quả 后果

consequence

n consecuencia
References in classic literature ?
She answered, "I'll take it," and it was cut off and paid for, and Sallie had exulted, and she had laughed as if it were a thing of no consequence, and driven away, feeling as if she had stolen something, and the police were after her.
To save you the trouble of wading through a lot of scientific detail, which I know you don't care about, I'll tell you that the story is about a queer idol of solid gold, weighing many pounds, and, in consequence, of great value.
He has volunteered to guide us to the lake, by a path but little known, sooner than if we followed the tardy movements of the column; and, by consequence, more agreeably.
It was evident that the race had degenerated, like many a noble race besides, in consequence of too strict a watchfulness to keep it pure.
It behoves you; therefore, to exhort her to repentance and to confession, as a proof and consequence thereof.
It was this observation that drew from Douglas--not immediately, but later in the evening-- a reply that had the interesting consequence to which I call attention.
I've been thinking over it ever since, and that ha, ha's the final consequence.
The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for the captain and mates; and since the epidemic had broken out, he carried a higher hand than ever; declaring that the plague, as he called it, was at his sole command; nor should it be stayed but according to his good pleasure.
No, my lord, of course not," said York; "but he might get a place where appearance is not of much consequence, and still be well treated.
The prayer-meeting at Uncle Tom's had, in the order of hymn-singing, been protracted to a very late hour; and, as Uncle Tom had indulged himself in a few lengthy solos afterwards, the consequence was, that, although it was now between twelve and one o'clock, he and his worthy helpmeet were not yet asleep.
I am not excited by the prospect of a walk thither; but I believe that the forest which I see in the western horizon stretches uninterruptedly toward the setting sun, and there are no towns nor cities in it of enough consequence to disturb me.
My raiment was of silks and velvets and cloth of gold, and by consequence was very showy, also uncomfort- able.