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consequential (adj) following as a result; important or significant.

When for example, ill health follows overeating, the ill health is consequential to overeating, that is, the ill health is the result of overeating. Eclipses are consequential to the particular positions of the Moon and the Earth in the course of their revolutions. That is, eclipses are the result of the positions of the two bodies with respect to the Sun. Nightfall and darkness are consequential to sunset. 'The loss of his job and the consequential reduction in income troubled him a lot.' This means, that his loss of job, and following it, and as a result of it, his loss of income troubled him. Consequential matters are important matters. A consequential decision is an important decision. When a committee meets to discuss consequential matters related to a dam, it discusses matters of importance to the dam.

  • Nelly's suffering from jaundice and the consequential debility forced him to go on leave for more than six weeks.
  • In his speech the Defense Secretary did not make a mention of any of the consequential decisions at the Senate meeting.
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