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1. Following as an effect, result, or conclusion; consequent.
2. Having important consequences; significant: "The year's only really consequential legislation was the reform of Social Security" (New York Times).
a. Important; influential: a consequential figure in the academic community.
b. Pompous; self-important: "He's a proud, haughty, consequential, turned-up-nosed peacock" (Charles Dickens).

con′se·quen′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē), con′se·quen′tial·ness n.
con′se·quen′tial·ly adv.
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However, the very consequentialness of independence can be seen as heavy baggage to be carried by the auditor.
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While construct selection was based on findings from studies of work-family balance in adulthood and on their consequentialness in the lives of emerging adults, the nomological network of individual and relational role balance will ideally need to be extended by investigating relationships between role balance and other related constructs (e.g., personality traits, relationship satisfaction, symptoms of other mental health disorders including eating and substance use disorders, physical health, academic variables such as college major, GPA, credits carried, and intention to withdraw from college, and others).