2. (Logic) Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other
Consequent points, Consequent poles (Magnetism), a number of poles distributed under certain
conditions, along the axis of a magnetized steel bar, which regularly has but the two poles at the extremities.
1. That which follows, or results from, a cause; a result or natural effect.
They were ill-governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment.
Sir J. Davies.
2. (Logic) That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning
or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference.
3. (Math.) The second term of a ratio, as the term b in the ratio a:b, the first a, being the antecedent.
1. Following as a consequence, result, or logical inference; consequent.
All that is revealed in Scripture has a consequential necessity of being believed . . . because it is of
These kind of arguments . . . are highly consequential and concludent to my purpose.
Sir M. Hale.
2. Assuming or exhibiting an air of consequence; pretending to importance; pompous; self-important; as, a
consequential man. See Consequence, n., 4.
His stately and consequential pace. Consequential damage (Law) (a) Damage so remote as not to be actionable (b) Damage which
although remote is actionable. (c) Actionable damage, but not following as an immediate result of an
Sir W. Scott.
1. With just deduction of consequence; with right connection of ideas; logically.
The faculty of writing consequentially.
2. By remote consequence; not immediately; eventually; as, to do a thing consequentially. South.
3. In a regular series; in the order of cause and effect; with logical concatenation; consecutively; continuously.
4. With assumed importance; pompously.
(Con`se*quen"tial*ness), n. The quality of being consequential.
(Con"se*quent*ly) adv. By consequence; by natural or logical sequence or connection.
Syn. See Accordingly.
(Con*ser"tion) n. [L. consertio, fr. conserere, -sertum to connect; con- + serere to join.]
Junction; adaptation [R.]
Consertion of design, how exquisite.
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