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Pronunciation:  'kânsu`kwens

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  1. [n]  having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"
  2. [n]  the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; "that result is of no consequence"
  3. [n]  a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

CONSEQUENCE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: aftermath, effect, event, import, issue, moment, outcome, result, upshot
 Antonyms: inconsequence
 See Also: aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, branch, brisance, butterfly effect, byproduct, by-product, change, coattails, coattails effect, comeupance, comeuppance, Coriolis effect, corollary, dent, deserts, final result, fruit, harvest, hell to pay, impact, influence, knock-on effect, materialisation, materialization, matter, offset, offshoot, offspring, outcome, outgrowth, payoff, phenomenon, placebo effect, position effect, product, repercussion, response, result, resultant, reverberation, reward, sequella, side effect, significance, spillover, termination, train, wages, wake



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con"se*quence\, n. [L., consequentia: cf. F.
cons['e]quence. See {Consequent}.]
1. That which follows something on which it depends; that
   which is produced by a cause; a result.

         Shun to taste, And shun the bitter consequence.

2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of
   other previous propositions; any conclusion which results
   from reason or argument; inference.

3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution.

         Such fatal consequence unites us three. --Milton.

         Link follows link by necessary consequence.

4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to
   influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank;

         It is a matter of small consequence.  --Shak.

         A sense of your own worth and consequence. --Cowper.

{In consequence}, hence; for this cause.

{In consequence of}, by reason of; as the effect of.

Syn: Effect; result; end. See {Effect}.

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