- as a result or effect; therefore; hence
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con•se•quent•ly (kon′si kwent′lē, -kwənt-),USA pronunciation adv.
- as a result, effect, or outcome;
therefore:There has been a great deal of rain and consequently the reservoirs are full.
- 1375–1425; late Middle English; see consequent, -ly
- See therefore.
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consequently /ˈkɒnsɪkwəntlɪ/ adv , sentence connector
con•se•quent /ˈkɑnsɪˌkwɛnt, -kwənt/USA pronunciation adj. [before a noun]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- following as an effect;
resulting:The recession has a consequent impact on jobs.
con•se•quent (kon′si kwent′, -kwənt),USA pronunciation adj.
- following as an effect or result;
resulting (often fol. by on, upon, or to):a fall in price consequent to a rise in production.
- following as a logical conclusion:a consequent law.
- following or progressing logically:consequent reasoning.
- anything that follows upon something else, with or without a causal relationship.
- Philosophy[Logic.]the second member of a conditional proposition, as "Caesar was a great general'' in "If Caesar conquered Gaul, he was a great general.''
- the second term of a ratio.
- the second of two vectors in a dyad.
- Latin consequent- (stem of consequēns, present participle of consequī to follow closely). See con-, sequent
- Middle English (noun, nominal) 1350–1400
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