consequent

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See also: conséquent

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French conséquent [1], from Latin consequens, consequentem, present participle of consequi (to follow), from con- + sequi (to follow). Compare French conséquent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑn.sɪ.kwənt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: con‧se‧quent

Adjective[edit]

consequent (not comparable)

  1. Following as a result, inference, or natural effect. [2]
    His retirement and consequent spare time enabled him to travel more.
  2. Of or pertaining to consequences.

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Noun[edit]

consequent (plural consequents)

  1. (logic) The second half of a hypothetical proposition; Q, if the form of the proposition is "If P, then Q."
  2. An event which follows another.
    • 1612, John Davies, Discoverie of the True Causes why Ireland was never entirely subdued
      They were ill-governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment.
  3. (mathematics) The second term of a ratio, i.e. the term b in the ratio a:b, the other being the antecedent.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “consequent”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. ^ consequent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French conséquent, from Latin cōnsequēns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔn.səˈkʋɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: con‧se‧quent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Adjective[edit]

consequent (not comparable)

  1. consequent, resulting
  2. logically consistent

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of consequent
uninflected consequent
inflected consequente
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial consequent
indefinite m./f. sing. consequente
n. sing. consequent
plural consequente
definite consequente
partitive consequents

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