Consequent

Definition of Consequent

Con´se`quent
a.1.Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.
The right was consequent to, and built on, an act perfectly personal.
- Locke.
2.(Logic) Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other propositions.
Consequent points
(Magnetism) a number of poles distributed under certain conditions, along the axis of a magnetized steel bar, which regularly has but the two poles at the extremities.
n.1.That which follows, or results from, a cause; a result or natural effect.
They were ill-governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment.
- Sir J. Davies.
2.(Logic) That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference.
3.(Math.) The second term of a ratio, as the term b in the ratio a:b, the first a, being the antecedent.

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appendant, consequential, derivational, derivative, ensuing, final, following, intelligent, logical, next, posterior, postpositional, postpositive, proximate, reasonable, resultant, resulting, sensible, sequacious, sequent, sequential, sound, subsequent, succeeding, successive, suffixed
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