Definition of Consequence

1. Noun. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon. "He acted very wise after the event"




2. Noun. The outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual.

3. Noun. Having important effects or influence. "That result is of no consequence"
Exact synonyms: Import, Moment
Specialized synonyms: Matter, Hell To Pay
Generic synonyms: Significance
Derivative terms: Consequential, Momentous
Antonyms: Inconsequence

Definition of Consequence

1. n. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.

Definition of Consequence

1. Noun. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause. ¹

2. Noun. A result of actions. ¹

3. Noun. A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference. ¹

4. Noun. Chain of causes and effects; consecution. ¹

5. Noun. Importance with respect to what comes after. ¹

6. Noun. The power to influence or produce an effect. ¹

7. Noun. (context: especially when preceded by "of") importance, value, or influence ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Consequence

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Consequence

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Literary usage of Consequence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Oklahoma Adjutant-general's office (1859)
"As the little pin-holes which they perforate scarcely diminish the strength of the timber in the least, they are deemed of no consequence. ..."

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