consequent

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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.
    • 1963 July, “News and Comment: Roller bearings for freight stock”, in Modern Railways, pages 5-6:
      Elsewhere in this issue, for example, an article on the new pattern of freight train operation in the N.E.R. consequent upon the opening this summer of its three mechanised marshalling yards shows that one effect will be a further step-up in the speed of the East Coast main line freight traffic.
  2. Of or pertaining to consequences.
  3. (geology) Of a stream, having a course determined by the slope it formed on.

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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.
  4. (geology) A consequent stream.
    • 1899, Sydney Savory Buckman, “The Development of Rivers”, in Natural Science, page 275:
      Consequents cannot get any better off than at first: they get all the drainage and cannot get more.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “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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Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: konsêkuèn

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

consequent (strong nominative masculine singular consequenter, comparative consequenter, superlative am consequentesten)

  1. Obsolete spelling of konsequent which was deprecated in 1902 following the Second Orthographic Conference of 1901.

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