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Meaning & Definition of Consequence in English





1. 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"
  • consequence,
  • effect,
  • outcome,
  • result,
  • event,
  • issue,
  • upshot

2. The outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

  • consequence,
  • aftermath

3. Having important effects or influence

  • "Decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"
  • "Virtue is of more moment than security"
  • "That result is of no consequence"
  • consequence,
  • import,
  • moment

Examples of using

I think it is not the cause but the consequence.
As a consequence of overwork, he became ill.
This road was partly destroyed in consequence of the earthquake.