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consequent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consequent  \Con"se*quent\,  a.  [L.  consequens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  consequi  to  follow  con-  +  sequi  to  follow:  cf  F. 
  cons['e]quent.  See  {Second},  and  cf  {Consecution}.] 
  1.  Following  as  a  result,  inference,  or  natural  effect. 
 
  The  right  was  consequent  to  and  built  on  an  act 
  perfectly  personal.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  (Logic)  Following  by  necessary  inference  or  rational 
  deduction;  as  a  proposition  consequent  to  other 
  propositions. 
 
  {Consequent  points},  {Consequent  poles}  (Magnetism),  a  number 
  of  poles  distributed  under  certain  conditions,  along  the 
  axis  of  a  magnetized  steel  bar,  which  regularly  has  but 
  the  two  poles  at  the  extremities. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consequent  \Con"se*quent\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  follows,  or  results  from  a  cause  a  result  or 
  natural  effect. 
 
  They  were  ill-governed,  which  is  always  a  consequent 
  of  ill  payment.  --Sir  J. 
  Davies. 
 
  2.  (Logic)  That  which  follows  from  propositions  by  rational 
  deduction;  that  which  is  deduced  from  reasoning  or 
  argumentation;  a  conclusion,  or  inference. 
 
  3.  (Math.)  The  second  term  of  a  ratio,  as  the  term  b  in  the 
  ratio  a:b,  the  first  a,  being  the  antecedent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consequent 
  adj  :  following  as  an  effect  or  result;  "the  period  of  tension  and 
  consequent  need  for  military  preparedness";  "the 
  ensuant  response  to  his  appeal";  "the  resultant  savings 
  were  considerable";  "the  health  of  the  plants  and  the 
  resulting  flowers"  [syn:  {ensuant},  {resultant},  {resulting(a)}, 
  {sequent}] 




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