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Definition of "consequent" []

  • Following as a natural effect, result, or conclusion: tried to prevent an oil spill and the consequent damage to wildlife. (adjective)
  • Following as a logical conclusion. (adjective)
  • Logically correct or consistent. (adjective)
  • Geology Having a position or direction determined by the original form or slope of the earth's surface: a consequent river; a consequent valley. (adjective)
  • Logic The conclusion, as of a syllogism or a conditional sentence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "consequent" in a sentence
  • "From this perspective, at least, it would seem that the Greeks did not think of sexual relationships as divided up along the line of the sexes of the participants as we do, and by implication at least, that they experienced desire differently in consequent ways."
  • "Dually, other irrelevant entailments are those that turn out to be valid just because the consequent is a necessary truth"
  • "In God, the physical and mental poles are called the consequent nature and the primordial nature respectively."