Definition of consequently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒnsɪkwəntli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnsəkwentli//
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as a result; therefore This poses a threat to agriculture and the food chain, and consequently to human health. She failed her exams and was consequently unable to start her studies at college. Language BankconsequentlyDescribing the effect of something One consequence of changes in diet over recent years has been a dramatic increase in cases of childhood obesity. Many parents today do not have time to cook healthy meals for their children. Consequently/As a consequence, many children grow up eating too much junk food. Many children spend their free time watching TV instead of playing outside. As a result, more and more of them are becoming overweight. Last year junk food was banned in schools. The effect of this has been to create a black market in the playground, with pupils bringing sweets from home to sell to other pupils. note at effect language bank at because of, cause, therefore
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