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Noun: consequence  'kón-su,kwen(t)s or 'kón-su-kwun(t)s [N. Amer], 'kón-si-kwun(t)s [Brit]
  1. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    "his decision had depressing consequences for business";
    - effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
     
  2. The outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
    - aftermath
     
  3. Having important effects or influence
    "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "that result is of no consequence";
    - import, moment

Derived forms: consequences

Type of: final result, outcome, phenomenon, result, resultant, significance, termination

Antonym: inconsequence

Encyclopedia: Consequence