Con"se*quent (?), a. [L. consequens, -entis, p. pr. of consequi to follow; con- + sequi to follow: cf. F. cons'equent. See Second, and cf. Consecution.]

1.

Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.

The right was consequent to, and built on, an act perfectly personal. Locke.

2. Logic

Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other propositions.

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.

 

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Con"se*quent, n.

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.

 

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