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Consequence is sometimes a misspelling of conscientious.
Consequence is a member of the word family consequent, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
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Definition of the noun consequence
What does consequence mean as a name of something?
Consequence is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.
noun - plural: consequences
- a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
- example: his decision had depressing consequences for business
- lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
- synonyms of consequence: effect / event / issue / outcome / result / upshot
- more generic word: phenomenon = any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
- more specific terms:
- materialisation / materialization / offspring = something that comes into existence as a result
- aftereffect = any result that follows its cause after an interval
- aftermath / backwash / wake = the consequences of an event
- bandwagon effect = the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity
- brisance = the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion
- butterfly effect = 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
- by-product / byproduct = a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
- change = the result of alteration or modification
- coattails effect = the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party
- Coriolis effect = 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
- dent = an appreciable consequence
- domino effect = the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events
- harvest = the consequence of an effort or activity
- impact / wallop = a forceful consequence
- influence = the effect of one thing (or person) on another
- knock-on effect = a secondary or incidental effect
- outgrowth / offshoot / branch / offset = a natural consequence of development
- product = a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances
- placebo effect = 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
- position effect = the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
- reverberation / repercussion = a remote or indirect consequence of some action
- response = a result
- side effect / fallout = any adverse and unwanted secondary effect
- spillover = any indirect effect of public expenditure
- the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
- lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
- synonym of consequence: aftermath
- more generic terms: final result / outcome / result / resultant / termination = something that results
- more specific terms:
- corollary = a practical consequence that follows naturally
- poetic jstice / just deserts / comeuppance / comeupance = an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved and fitting
- fruit = the consequence of some effort or action
- sequella = a secondary consequence
- train = a series of consequences wrought by an event
- payoff / reward / wages = a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
- having important effects or influence
- examples: decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself | that result is of no consequence
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonyms of consequence: import / moment
- antonym of consequence: inconsequence
- more generic word: significance = the quality of being significant
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the noun consequence
- That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause.
- synonym: value
- A result of actions.
- synonym: moment
- A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
- synonym: rank
- Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
- synonym: distinction
- Importance with respect to what comes after.
- synonym: repercussion
- The power to influence or produce an effect.
- [context: especially when preceded by "of"] importance, value, or influence
- "Consequence" is a 2003 film directed by Anthony Hickox.
- country: Germany
- language: English Language
- production design by Michael Berg
- set decoration by Fred Du Preez
- genres: Crime Thriller, Thriller, Suspense, Crime Fiction, Mystery, World cinema, Drama
- rating: R (USA)
- released in (13 years ago)
- "Consequence" a.k.a. "Gegenwart" is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Thomas Heise.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Consequence
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by Basil Montagu
or thirty pounds to the man who accepts the forged bill : the general consequence is the stoppage of paper currency.
by Henry Mills Alden
The consequence is that the limes, though not exempt from the liability to error which marks all organizations conducted. by mortals, remains, after all changes, the first of European newspapers. There are other journals on both sides of the ...
Reciprocity with Cuba (1902)
Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, Fifty-seventh Congress, First Session. January 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 1902 ...
The consequence is that a large proportion is admitted free of duty, while the ...
The American Marine Engineer (1910)
We want to stop, so we turn the controller to the 50-period position ; the consequence is the machine does not drop in...
the consequence is that the heavy moving mass of not ...
Coding For Kids For Dummies (2014)
by Camille McCue
The consequence is that the display turtle is set to the correct shape, a tune is played (you ...
Language and the Subject (1997)
by Karl Simms
The first consequence is that the subjectivity of authorship, as origin and intention of meaning, is, probably definitively, doubtful. The author is no better than a fiction. Not even Mc Auley, the empirical origin of our text, is a real origin. What we ...
The consequence is that when a soldier comes before a court-martial the officers of that court know that the commanding officer is liable to censure if the prisoner is acquitted, and the prisoner himself knows of the existence of this Regulation, ...
The consequence is a tendency for the horse to fall a second time. No one would think of...
The consequence is that we have a disease of the carpus that is frequently overlooked, car- po-metacarpal arthritis. There is very little deformity in ...
by Roy T. Cook
consequence relation theorems of connexive logic, but not of classical logic. See also: Deviant Logic CONSEQUENCE RELATION The consequence relation is the relation that holds between the premises and conclusion of a valid ...
Concepts/Methods/Theories by W. Marciszewski
CONSEQUENCE 1. Consequence is an operation sending any set of propositional formulae to the set of all propositional formulae derivable from it by means of some fixed rules of inference. Thus the notion of the rule of inference is the most ...
by Fenwick W. English
Operant or instrumental conditioning involves following a given response with a specific consequence. Following a response with a desirable consequence increases the chance that the response will be repeated. Following the response with ...
by Donna Couchenour, J. Kent Chrisman
by its consequence. It is important to note consequence is typically used to describe delivery of an ...
Defining the Terms That Define Security for E-Business, Internet, Information, and Wireless Technology by Urs E. Gattiker
Risk Consequence entails the consequence or harm caused to the system services or resources as result of the lost or compromise of an asset. Harm is not related to the threat likelihood. While the threat likelihood of loosing a proxy server ...
Dictionary of Military Terms (2009)
by U.S. Department of Defense
Appendix A cm centimeter CMA collection management authority CMAA Cooperative Military Airlift Agreement CMAH commander of a combatant command's Mobile Alternate Headquarters CMAT consequence management advisory team ...
by Thomas Sheridan
by J.E. Roeckelein
B is the person's belief about the condition, and C is the emotional consequence that follows; in this approach - which is a directive, confrontational psychotherapy designed to challenge and modify clients' irrational beliefs that are thought to ...
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Quotes about Consequence
God joins us together by means of the body, in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements. He affects us with the same feelings in consequence of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul. (Nicolas Malebranche)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1S1E1Q10U1E1N1C3E1
The value of this 11-letter word is 24 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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