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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Following as an effect, result, or conclusion; consequent.
  • adj. Having important consequences; significant: "The year's only really consequential legislation was the reform of Social Security” ( New York Times).
  • adj. Important; influential: a consequential figure in the academic community.
  • adj. Pompous; self-important.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. following as a result
  • adj. having significant consequences; of importance
  • adj. something which is important or significant
  • adj. someone who is self-important

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Following as a consequence, result, or logical inference; consequent.
  • adj. Assuming or exhibiting an air of consequence; pretending to importance; pompous; self-important. See Consequence, n., 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Following as the effect or result; resultant.
  • Havingt the consequence properly connected with the premises; logically correct; conclusive.
  • Assuming airs of consequence or great self-importance, or characterized by such affectation; conceited; pompous: applied to persons and their manners.
  • n. An inference; a deduction; a conclusion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having important issues or results

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