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consequence

con·se·quence

consequence

 
 
pronunciation:
kan s kwns
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which follows; result.
The tenant's fall in the stairway was a direct consequence of the landlord's neglect of the property.You shouldn't make such an important decision without considering the consequences.
synonyms:
aftermath, effect, issue, outcome, result, sequel
antonyms:
antecedent
similar words:
aftereffect, conclusion, corollary, fallout, note, outgrowth, repercussion, upshot, wake
definition 2: importance or significance.
Who becomes the new governor is an issue of great consequence.
synonyms:
importance, magnitude, moment, significance, weight
similar words:
account, gravity, import, note, portent
definition 3: the conclusion drawn from a logical argument; inference.
synonyms:
conclusion, corollary, deduction, inference
similar words:
implication
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