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Dictionary definition for: Consequence

1. (n) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

2. (n) the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; "that result is of no consequence"

3. (n) having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself" "virtue is of more moment that security"

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