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n. pl. a·pod·o·ses (-sēz′)
The main clause of a conditional sentence, as The game will be canceled in The game will be canceled if it rains.

[Late Latin, from Greek, from apodidonai, to give back : apo-, apo- + didonai, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Logic) logic grammar the consequent of a conditional statement, as the game will be cancelled in if it rains the game will be cancelled. Compare protasis
2. (Grammar) logic grammar the consequent of a conditional statement, as the game will be cancelled in if it rains the game will be cancelled. Compare protasis
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek: a returning or answering (clause), from apodidonai to give back]
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(əˈpɒd ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
the clause expressing the consequence in a conditional sentence, as then I will in If you go, then I will; conclusion. Compare protasis (def. 1).
[1630–40; < Late Latin < Greek: a returning, answering clause]
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the clause that expresses the consequence in a conditional sentence. Cf. protasis.
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[əˈpɒdəsɪs] Napódosis f
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Fourth, Sandowicz demonstrates that, in these periods (earlier periods in Mesopotamia varied in this regard), negative promissory oaths and all assertory oaths consisted of the protases (e.g., "if I stole the sheep") of conditional statements with the apodoses (e.g., "may the gods punish me") going unstated.
In the apodoses, on the other hand, the instances of shall outnumber those of will by more than half.
In the Greek the two possibilities are presented as the apodoses of two more-vivid future conditionals.
The second sentence is comprised of two conditional phrases followed by their apodoses. The first apodosis is set up by the negative particle la nafiyatu al-jins (= the la that denies the whole genus).
For example, it has been argued (Sweetser 1990; Dancygier 1998; Dancygier and Sweetser 2005) that all conditional protases are causally related to their apodoses (so that when the content of the protasis becomes a fact or is accepted as true, the apodosis indicates the result in the content domain, the conclusion in the epistemic domain, or the speech act performed).
Each eventuality was the object of a separate rubric, and all were exhibited in the same grammatical form, repeated ad nauseam, as so many hypotheses, or 'protases', each followed by their results, or 'apodoses'." (49)
We find the two alternatives in the following successive apodoses from Thackeray's Henry Esmond (1852: 179, Bk.
Giacomelli's observation that the direct object [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII) is left out of the apodoses of these conditions is an important one.
One of the nice implications of this proposal is that the concepts of artists, artwork, and audience are apodoses to the concept of art, not protases.
Schachner, "Die Ausgrabungen in Bogazkoy/Hattusa 2013," AA 2014: 120-29--the great majority are inscribed entirely in Akkadian, while four (Bo 8, 17, 36, 37) feature apodoses in the Hittite language.