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Noun consequence has 3 senses
  1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot - 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"
    --1 is a kind of phenomenon
    --1 has particulars:
     offspring, materialization, materialisation; aftereffect; aftermath, wake, backwash; bandwagon effect; brisance; butterfly effect; by-product, byproduct; change; coattails effect; Coriolis effect; dent; domino effect; harvest; impact, wallop; influence; knock-on effect; outgrowth, branch, offshoot, offset; product; placebo effect; position effect; repercussion, reverberation; response; side effect, fallout; spillover
  2. consequence, aftermath - the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; "that result is of no consequence"
    --2 is a kind of result, resultant, final result, outcome, termination
    --2 has particulars:
     corollary; deserts, comeuppance, comeupance; fruit; sequella; train; wages, reward, payoff
  3. consequence, import, moment - having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"
    --3 is a kind of significance
    Antonyms: inconsequence
    --3 has particulars: matter; hell to pay
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