• WordNet 3.6
    • adj consequent following or accompanying as a consequence "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems","snags incidental to the changeover in management","attendant circumstances","the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness","the ensuant response to his appeal","the resultant savings were considerable"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When airplanes were still a novel invention, seat belts for pilots were installed only after the consequence of their absence was observed to be fatal - several pilots fell to their deaths while flying upside down.
    • Consequent Following as a result, inference, or natural effect. "The right was consequent to, and built on, an act perfectly personal."
    • Consequent (Logic) Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other propositions.
    • Consequent (Logic) That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference.
    • Consequent 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."
    • Consequent (Math) The second term of a ratio, as the term b in the ratio a:b, the first a, being the antecedent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a resort town in New Mexico called "Truth or Consequences."
    • consequent Following as an effect or result, or as a necessary inference; having a relation of sequence: with on, or rarely to: as, the war and the consequent poverty; the poverty consequent on the war.
    • consequent Following in time; subsequent.
    • consequent Characterized by correctness of inference or connectedness of reasoning; logical: as, a consequent action.
    • n consequent Effect or result; that which proceeds from a cause; outcome.
    • n consequent In logic: That member of a hypothetical proposition which contains the conclusion. See antecedent. The conclusion of a consequence, or necessary inference conceived as consisting of an antecedent (or premise) and a consequent (or conclusion), and as governed by a consequence (or principle of consecution).
    • n consequent In music, same as comes
    • consequent In physical geography, resulting directly from original conditions; having a course determined by the form or slope of an initial land-surface: as, a consequent divide, consequent drainage, a consequent river, a consequent valley, etc. Contrasted with insequent, 2, obsequent, 2, antecedent, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Consequent following as a natural effect or deduction
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  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    “Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.”
  • Lydia M. Child
    “But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.”
  • Isadora Duncan
    “Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.”
  • Wyndham Lewis
    “Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.”


Law of unintended consequences - Events and/or actions that result from the implementation of a law or rule that the makers of the law did not expect.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consequens, -entis, p. pr. of consequi, to follow; con-, + sequi to follow,: cf. F. conséquent,. See Second, and cf. Consecution
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. consequicon, together, and sequi, to follow.


In literature:

The consequence was, that his notes advanced rapidly in public estimation, and were received at one per cent more than specie.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The current is a consequence of a difference of temperature between the two opposite faces of the pile.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
It is not of much consequence which report is first acted upon.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
He understood fully the nature and the consequence of the struggle.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
He continually visits these hills, and in consequence a strong musky effluvia arises from them.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
In consequence naval operations were limited to the summer months.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
He would not think enough about consequences.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Eventually he is compelled to seek aid, and he may, after a long period, be freed from the immediate consequences of his folly.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Consequently the month from 16th November to 15th December witnessed the issue of four defiantly propagandist decrees.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
For the effect is totally different from the cause, and, consequently, can never be discovered in it.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
There are ways of explaining the consequent discrepancies.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
A rule of conduct may, indeed, appear in more than one sphere, and may consequently have a twofold sanction.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The consequences of this deed necessarily recoiled upon himself.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
The important consequences were political.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
India stock has, consequently, fallen.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
This room was before all things her shop; and, in consequence, comfort and the picturesque were sacrificed to utility.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Consequently reason subdivides into active and passive intellect.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Consequently, whatever its value in itself, it has exerted little influence upon philosophy in general.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
If he pardons me, he must pardon the whole crime, and in addition must bear the consequences of it continually before his eyes.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Consequently, a usurer has gotten to be an impossibility.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden

In poetry:

And seeing ignorance is bliss,
And wisdom consequently folly,
The obvious result is this -
That our two lives were very jolly.
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
"So failure wins; the consequence
Of loss becomes its recompense;
And evermore the end shall tell
The unreached ideal guided well.
"The Seeking Of The Waterfall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"O, Sally! Sally! thou mayst see
The consequence of loving thee;
The springs of life can never move
Without my dear! my all! my love!"
"The True Lover's Knot" by William Hutton
To whom the unceasing suns belong,
And cause is one with consequence,—
To whose divine, inclusive sense
The moan is blended with the song,—
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce
Some most extraordinary spell
O'er (us/them) has cast its magic fell—
The consequence (we/they) need not tell.
(We/They) pity, pity (thee!/me).
"The Sorcerer: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
SAID he, remember, when upon the road,
Conducting Argia from her lone abode,
You must contrive her men to get away,
And with her none but you presume to stay.—
A jade! she horns has planted on my brow:
Her death shall be the consequence I vow.
"The Little Dog" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

The unintentionally comedic consequences of China's economic slowdown.
Socio-economic Consequences and Potential Geopolitical Ramifications.
A project its size will have negative consequences, but Ethiopians should be better off once the hydroelectric dam is up and running.
The consequences of enhanced cell-autonomous glucose metabolism.
The unintended consequences of the UN's latest indictment of Israel.
Alisa Solomon overlooks the universal meaning of "The Golem ": the possible self-destructive consequences for all who use violence to defend themselves.
HIV and cause other serious health consequences, including.
If I were starting this blog today, I'd be tempted to name it the Department of Unintended Consequences.
The Toxic Consequences of the Green Revolution .
These consequences, moreover, are not necessarily proportional.
Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute, claims that "electricity is moving our country toward greater energy efficiency and consequently is reducing energy-related emissions" (letter, July 25).
A true creator should not lose his time discoursing about the tendencies and consequences of his art.
Blogger-lawyer-radio talk host Hugh Hewitt directs our attention in this column and in an earlier blog post to the unintended consequences of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
Consequences of a nuclear Iran ' immense ,' Obama says at UN.
Sinful acts have their consequences.

In science:

That both (ii) and (iii) are consequences of (i) is obvious.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
One consequence is a motivated proof of the Rogers-Ramanujan identities.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
One consequence of this is a (new) representation of prinicipally specialized Hall-Littlewood polynomials as a sum of certain weights over standard Young tableaux.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
For the two-dimensional Sierpinski gasket, we found that these fluctuations are indeed relevant and that they can be explained to a large extent as a consequence of the log-periodic oscillations of V0 .
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
The observed log-periodic structure is a consequence of the empty and filled triangular areas that repeat periodically as r is increased, but the general trend is well represented by a term of the form V0 rdf with V0 ≃ 3.0 ± 0.1.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
Nevertheless, these authors have also shown that the distribution of the propagator in the chemical ℓ space, P (ℓ, t), is narrow and, consequently, hP (ℓ, t)q i ∼ hP (ℓ, t)iq .
II. Territory covered by N random walkers on stochastic fractals. The percolation aggregate
Consequently, θ takes the value for which x−θ and tθz have the dimension of c(x, t).
Formation of a New Class of Random Fractals in Fragmentation with Mass Loss
Consequently, the system enjoys the maximum randomness and the corresponding fractal dimension is Df = 0.414213.
Formation of a New Class of Random Fractals in Fragmentation with Mass Loss
The systematic error on the (e/h)LAr ratio, which is a consequence of the uncertainties in the input constants used in the equation (12), is estimated to be ±0.04.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
Consequently |Θ(γ )| ≤ n 2 (cid:1)! times the number of pairings, which is finite and independent of n.
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
N ≤ ψ(pr (y )) ≤ k+1 then ek ≤ pr (x) ≤ ek+1 and consequently k N .
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
As a consequence, the cps de(cid:12)ned in this way is not acceptable (i.e., does not satisfy Acc) in general.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Gedankenexperiment). De Broglie, Schrödinger and others tried to develop realistic models of quantum phenomena. An important work here was made by Bohm presenting in 1952 a consequent hidden-parameter model .
Bell's theorem, entanglement, and common sense
The second of these facts is an immediate consequence of (4).
Locally Sasakian Manifolds
This fact has very important consequences in the unitarity analysis.
Space-Time Noncommutative Field Theories And Unitarity