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Definition 1: having important effects or influence - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where consequence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself
  • virtue is of more moment than security
  • that result is of no consequence

Synonyms for consequence in the sense of this definition

(consequence is a kind of ...) the quality of being significant

"do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"

(... is a kind of consequence ) (used with negation) having consequence

"they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"

(... is a kind of consequence ) dire consequences

"when the pig ran away there was hell to pay"

Definition 2: the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for consequence in the sense of this definition

(consequence is a kind of ...) something that results

"he listened for the results on the radio"

(... is a kind of consequence ) a practical consequence that follows naturally

"blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love"

(... is a kind of consequence ) an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved and fitting

(... is a kind of consequence ) the consequence of some effort or action

"he lived long enough to see the fruit of his policies"

(... is a kind of consequence ) a secondary consequence

(... is a kind of consequence ) a series of consequences wrought by an event

"it led to a train of disasters"

(... is a kind of consequence ) a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

"the wages of sin is death" "virtue is its own reward"

Definition 3: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where consequence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
  • his decision had depressing consequences for business
  • he acted very wise after the event

Synonyms for consequence in the sense of this definition

(consequence is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(... is a kind of consequence ) a forceful consequence; a strong effect

"the book had an important impact on my thinking" "the book packs a wallop"

(... is a kind of consequence ) the effect of one thing (or person) on another

"the influence of mechanical action"

(... is a kind of consequence ) a secondary or incidental effect

(... is a kind of consequence ) a natural consequence of development

(... is a kind of consequence ) a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances

"skill is the product of hours of practice" "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"

(... is a kind of consequence ) any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs

(... is a kind of consequence ) (genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome

(... is a kind of consequence ) a remote or indirect consequence of some action

"his declaration had unforeseen repercussions" "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"

(... is a kind of consequence ) a result

"this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

(... is a kind of consequence ) any adverse and unwanted secondary effect

"a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"

(... is a kind of consequence ) the consequence of an effort or activity

"they gathered a harvest of examples" "a harvest of love"

(... is a kind of consequence ) the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)

(... is a kind of consequence ) an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

"it made a dent in my bank account"

(... is a kind of consequence ) something that comes into existence as a result

"industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring" "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"

(... is a kind of consequence ) any result that follows its cause after an interval

(... is a kind of consequence ) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

"the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

(... is a kind of consequence ) the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity

"in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity" "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"

(... is a kind of consequence ) the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion

(... is a kind of consequence ) the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago

(... is a kind of consequence ) a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence

(... is a kind of consequence ) the result of alteration or modification

"there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs" "there had been no change in the mountains"

(... is a kind of consequence ) (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party

"he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"

(... is a kind of consequence ) (physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere

(... is a kind of consequence ) (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

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