con·se·quent (kŏnsĭ-kwĕnt′, -kwənt)
a. Following as a natural effect, result, or conclusion: tried to prevent an oil spill and the consequent damage to wildlife.
b. Following as a logical conclusion.
2. Logically correct or consistent.
3. Geology Having a position or direction determined by the original form or slope of the earth's surface: a consequent river; a consequent valley.
1. Logic The conclusion, as of a syllogism or a conditional sentence.
2. The second term of a ratio.
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