Definition of consequential adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsɪˈkwenʃl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsəˈkwenʃl//
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  1. 1happening as a result or an effect of something synonym resultant retirement and the consequential reduction in income
  2. 2important; that will have important results The report discusses a number of consequential matters that are yet to be decided. opposite inconsequential
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin consequentia, from consequent- ‘following closely’, from the verb consequi + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consequential