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What does "Consequent" mean?

Definition

(a.) Following as a result, inference, or natural effect (a.) Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other propositions (n.) That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference (n.) That which follows, or results from, a cause; a result or natural effect (n.) The second term of a ratio, as the term b in the ratio a:b, the first a, being the antecedent


Synonyms subsequent, resultant, resulting, ensuant, sequent


Example: "The period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"


Word Family consequently