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consequence

Postby Bailey » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:07 am

on·se·quence (kns-kwns, -kwns)
n.
1. Something that logically or naturally follows from an action or condition. See Synonyms at effect.
2. The relation of a result to its cause.
3. A logical conclusion or inference.
4. Importance in rank or position: scientists of consequence.
5. Significance; importance: an issue of consequence. See Synonyms at importance.
Idiom:
in consequence
As a result; consequently.

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Postby Slava » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:03 pm

A nicely moliminous suggestion, but it has not yet been taken up. Perhaps the powers that be do not consider it of sufficient consequence?
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:22 pm

Consequently we can forget about its derivation.
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