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con•se•quent



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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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