English noun: consequence
|1.||consequence (phenomenon) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon|
|Samples||The magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise.|
His decision had depressing consequences for business.
He acted very wise after the event.
|Synonyms||effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, bandwagon effect, branch, brisance, butterfly effect, by-product, byproduct, change, coattails effect, Coriolis effect, dent, domino effect, fallout, harvest, impact, influence, knock-on effect, materialisation, materialization, offset, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, placebo effect, position effect, product, repercussion, response, reverberation, side effect, spillover, wake, wallop|
|2.||consequence (event) the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual|
|Broader (hypernym)||final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination|
|Narrower (hyponym)||comeupance, comeuppance, corollary, deserts, fruit, payoff, reward, sequella, train, wages|
|3.||consequence (attribute) having important effects or influence|
|Samples||Decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself.|
Virtue is of more moment than security.
That result is of no consequence.
|Narrower (hyponym)||hell to pay, matter|