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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consequence  \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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  4.  Importance  with  respect  to  what  comes  after  power  to 
  influence  or  produce  an  effect;  value;  moment;  rank; 
  distinction. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consequence 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {effect},  {outcome},  {result}, 
  {issue},  {upshot}] 
  2:  the  outcome  of  an  event  especially  as  relative  to  an 
  individual;  "that  result  is  of  no  consequence"  [syn:  {aftermath}] 
  3:  having  important  effects  or  influence;  "decisions  of  great 
  consequence  are  made  by  the  president  himself";  "virtue  is 
  of  more  moment  that  security"  [syn:  {import},  {moment}] 
  [ant:  {inconsequence}] 




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