from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Following in order or time; subsequent.
  • adjective Following as a result; consequent.
  • noun A result; a consequence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Continuing in the same course or order; following; succeeding.
  • Following by natural or logical consequence.
  • noun A follower.
  • noun A sequence or sequel; that which follows as a result.
  • noun That which follows by an observed order of succession: used, in opposition to antecedent, where one wishes to avoid the implication of the relation of effect to cause that would be conveyed by the use of consequent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Following; succeeding; in continuance.
  • adjective Following as an effect; consequent.
  • noun rare A follower.
  • noun That which follows as a result; a sequence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete That comes after in time or order; subsequent.
  • adjective That follows on as a result, conclusion etc.; consequent to, on, upon.
  • adjective Recurring in succession or as a series; successive, consecutive.
  • noun Something that follows in a given sequence.
  • noun logic An element of a sequence, usually a sequence in which every entry is an axiom or can be inferred from previous elements.
  • noun obsolete A follower.

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

  • adjective in regular succession without gaps
  • adjective following or accompanying as a consequence


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

[Latin sequēns, sequent-, present participle of sequī, to follow; see sequence.]

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From Old French sequent, from Latin sequentem, present participle of sequi ("to follow").


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