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Meaning & Definition of Consequence in English

English

Consequence

/kɑnsəkwəns/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • consequence
  • ,
  • effect
  • ,
  • outcome
  • ,
  • result
  • ,
  • event
  • ,
  • issue
  • ,
  • upshot

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

    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • consequence
  • ,
  • import
  • ,
  • moment

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