['kɒnsɪkw(ə)ns] or ['kɑnsəkwɛns]


(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual.

(noun.) 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'.

克拉丽斯编辑--From WordNet


(n.) That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.

(n.) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.

(n.) Chain of causes and effects; consecution.

(n.) Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.



n. [1]. Effect (from necessity), RESULT, issue, event, end.[2]. Deduction, inference, conclusion.[3]. Connection, concatenation, consecution, chain of cause and effect, dependence of cause and effect.[4]. Importance, moment, weight, interest, concern.



SYN:Effect, issue, result, inference, coherence, deduction, conclusion, outcome,importance, note, moment, dignity

ANT:Cause, causation, antecedence, premise, origin, datum, postulate, axiom,unimportance, insignificance, inconsequence, inconsecutiveness, irrelevance,meanness, paltriness



n. that which follows or comes after as a result: effect: influence: importance: (pl.) a round game describing the meeting of a lady and gentleman and its consequences each player in turn writing a part of the story not knowing what the others have written.—v.i. (Milt.) to draw inferences.—adj. Con′sequent following as a natural effect or deduction.—n. that which follows: the natural effect of a cause.—adj. Consequen′tial following as a result: casual: pompous.—advs. Consequen′tially; Con′sequently.





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