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Noun consequence has 3 senses
- 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|
- 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:
- 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
--3 has particulars: matter; hell to pay