HyperDic: consequence

English > 3 senses of the word consequence:
NOUNphenomenonconsequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshota phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
eventconsequence, aftermaththe outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
attributeconsequence, import, momenthaving important effects or influence
consequence > pronunciation
Soundskaa'nsahkwahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > consequence: 3 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon.
Example "his decision had depressing consequences for business"
Synonymseffect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
NarrowerCoriolis effect(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
aftereffectAny result that follows its cause after an interval
aftermath, wake, backwashThe consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
bandwagon effectThe phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity
brisanceThe shattering or crushing / crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion
butterfly effectThe phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large / large / large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
by-product, byproductA secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
changeThe result of alteration or modification
coattails effect(politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party
dentAn appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
domino effectThe consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall / fall)
harvestThe consequence of an effort or activity
impact, wallopA forceful consequence
influenceThe effect of one thing (or person) on another
knock-on effectA secondary or incidental effect
offspring, materialization, materialisationSomething that comes into existence as a result
outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offsetA natural consequence of development
placebo effectAny effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo
position effect(genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
productA consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances
repercussion, reverberationA remote or indirect consequence of some action
responseA result
side effect, falloutAny adverse and unwanted secondary effect
spillover(economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure
BroaderphenomenonAny state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
Spanishconsecuencia, efecto, resultado
Catalanconseqüència, efecte, resultat
Adjectivesconsequentfollowing or accompanying as a consequence
English > consequence: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual.
Synonymaftermath
NarrowercorollaryA practical consequence that follows naturally
fruitThe consequence of some effort or action
just deserts, comeuppance, comeupance, poetic jsticeAn outcome / outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically)
sequellaA secondary consequence
trainA series of consequences wrought by an event
wages, reward, payoffA recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
Broaderresult, resultant, final result, outcome, terminationSomething that results
Spanishconsecuencia, repercusión
Catalanconseqüències, repercussió
English > consequence: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningHaving important effects or influence.
Examples
  • "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"
  • "that result is of no consequence"
Synonymsimport, moment
Narrowerhell to paydire consequences
matter(used with negation) having consequence
BroadersignificanceThe quality of being significant / significant / significant
OppositeinconsequenceHaving no important effects or influence
Spanishconsecuencia, importancia, repercusión, transcendencia, trascendencia
Catalanconseqüència, importància, repercussió, transcendència
Adjectivesconsequentialhaving important issues or results

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