consecution (plural consecutions)
- (archaic) A following, or sequel; actual or logical dependence.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir M. Hale to this entry?)
- (obsolete) A succession or series of any kind.
1664, Isaac Newton, David Brewster, editor, Memoirs of the life, writings and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, published 1855, page 159:
- there shall be generated such a consecution of colours, whose order, from the thin end towards the thick, shall be yellow, red, purple, blue, green, and these so often repeated
- (archaic) sequence
- (logic) The relation of consequent to antecedent.
- This word is used in logic, linguistics and computing to refer to the relation of a consequent to an antecedent.
- Its other senses are obsolete. Use of the word today in those senses is generally an error made by non-native speakers: words like "consequence" and "sequence" are more likely to be understood.
sequel — see sequel
succession — see succession
sequence — see sequence
(logic) relation of consequent to antecedent