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[n] having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"
[n] the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; "that result is of no consequence"
[n] a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

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Misc. Definitions

\Con"se*quence\, n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. cons['e]quence. See {Consequent}.]
1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result. Shun to taste, And shun the bitter consequence. --Milton.
2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution. Such fatal consequence unites us three. --Milton. Link follows link by necessary consequence. --Coleridge.
4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction. It is a matter of small consequence. --Shak. A sense of your own worth and consequence. --Cowper. {In consequence}, hence; for this cause. {In consequence of}, by reason of; as the effect of. Syn: Effect; result; end. See {Effect}.

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