consequent definition

  • adjective:
    • After as an all natural result, outcome, or conclusion: tried to avoid an oil spill together with consequent damage to wildlife.
    • After as a logical conclusion.
    • Logically correct or consistent.
    • Geology Having a posture or way dependant on the initial form or slope regarding the earth's area: a consequent lake; a consequent valley.
    • After because of this, inference, or normal impact.
    • Of or regarding consequences.
    • After thus, inference, or normal impact.
    • Following by necessary inference or logical deduction.
    • following or associated as a result
  • noun:
    • Logic the final outcome, as of a syllogism or a conditional phrase.
    • The second term of a ratio.
    • The second 50 % of a hypothetical proposition; Q, in the event that type of the idea is "If P, then Q."
    • a conference which employs another.
    • the 2nd term of a ratio, for example. the term b when you look at the proportion a:b, another becoming the antecedent.
    • whatever employs, or outcomes from, an underlying cause; an effect or natural effect.
    • what employs from propositions by logical deduction; what is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference.
    • The second term of a ratio, as term b inside proportion a:b, the first a, becoming the antecedent.
    • Effect or result; whatever proceeds from an underlying cause; outcome.
    • In reasoning: That member of a hypothetical idea containing the final outcome. See antecedent. The final outcome of a consequence, or necessary inference conceived as composed of an antecedent (or premise) and a consequent (or conclusion), and as governed by a result (or principle of consecution).
    • 3. In music, same as comes, 3.
  • others:
    • After as an effect or result, or as a necessary inference; having a relation of sequence: with upon, or seldom to: as, the war plus the consequent impoverishment; the impoverishment consequent regarding the war.
    • Following with time; subsequent.
    • described as correctness of inference or connectedness of reasoning; logical: as, a consequent activity.
    • In physical geography, resulting straight from original conditions; having a course determined by the shape or slope of an initial land-surface: because, a consequent divide, consequent drainage, a consequent lake, a consequent area, etc. compared with insequent, 2, obsequent, 2, antecedent, 2.

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