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  Definition of consequence
  1. having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"
  2. the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; "that result is of no consequence"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: import, moment, aftermath, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot

 

Hyponyms: matter, hell to pay, corollary, deserts, comeuppance, comeupance, fruit, sequella, train, wages, reward, payoff, offspring, materialization, materialisation, aftereffect, aftermath, wake, backwash, bandwagon effect, brisance, butterfly effect, by-product, byproduct, change, coattails effect, Coriolis effect, dent, domino effect, harvest, impact, wallop, influence, knock-on effect, outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset, product, placebo effect, position effect, repercussion, reverberation, response, side effect, fallout, spillover

 

Derivational Morphology: eventuate, leave, result, lead, ensue, effect, effectuate, bring about, set up

 

 
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