**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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