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a. Following as a natural effect, result, or conclusion: tried to prevent an oil spill and the consequent damage to wildlife.
b. Following as a logical conclusion.
2. Logically correct or consistent.
3. Geology Having a position or direction determined by the original form or slope of the earth's surface: a consequent river; a consequent valley.
1. Logic The conclusion, as of a syllogism or a conditional sentence.
2. The second term of a ratio.
1. following as an effect or result
2. following as a logical conclusion or by rational argument
3. (Physical Geography) (of a river) flowing in the direction of the original slope of the land or dip of the strata
4. something that follows something else, esp as a result
5. (Logic) logic the resultant clause in a conditional sentence
6. (Logic) affirming the consequent logic the fallacy of inferring the antecedent of a conditional sentence, given the truth of the conditional and its consequent, as if John is six feet tall, he's more than five feet: he's more than five feet so he's six feet
7. (Mathematics) an obsolete term for denominator1
[C15: from Latin consequēns following closely, from consequī to pursue]
con•se•quent(ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛnt, -kwənt)
1. following as an effect or result; resulting (often fol. by on or to).
2. following as a logical conclusion.
3. following or progressing logically.n.
4. anything that follows upon something else, with or without a causal relationship.
5. the second member of a conditional proposition, as he was a great general in If Caesar conquered Gaul, he was a great general. Compare antecedent (def. 6).
a. the second term of a ratio.
b. the second of two vectors in a dyad.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin consequent-, s. of consequēns, present participle of consequī to succeed. See consecution]
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|Adj.||1.||consequent - following or accompanying as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"|
subsequent - following in time or order; "subsequent developments"