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English noun: consequence

1. consequence (phenomenon) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon


SamplesThe magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise.
His decision had depressing consequences for business.
He acted very wise after the event.


Synonymseffect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot


Broader (hypernym)phenomenon


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


Synonymsaftermath


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


SamplesDecisions of great consequence are made by the president himself.
Virtue is of more moment than security.
That result is of no consequence.


Synonymsimport, moment


Broader (hypernym)significance


Narrower (hyponym)hell to pay, matter


Antonymsinconsequence









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