Pronunciation: (kon'si-kwent", -kwunt),[key] —adj. 1. following as an effect or result; resulting (often fol. by on, upon, or to): a fall in price consequent to a rise in production. 2. following as a logical conclusion: a consequent law. 3. following or progressing logically: consequent reasoning.
—n. 1. anything that follows upon something else, with or without a causal relationship.
2. Logic.the second member of a conditional proposition, as “Caesar was a great general” in “If Caesar conquered Gaul, he was a great general.” 3. Math. a. the second term of a ratio.
b. the second of two vectors in a dyad.