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consequent

Something that happens as a result of something else can be described as consequent. Rapidly melting snow often causes consequent flooding, for example.

A politician might talk about raising the minimum wage and consequent improvements in workers' lives — in other words, she believes the positive changes for workers would be a direct result of higher minimum pay. One thing would follow the other. You're most likely to come across the adjective consequent in formal speech or writing. The Latin root word is consequi, "to follow after."

Definitions of consequent
  1. adjective
    following or accompanying as a consequence
    “the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness”
    synonyms: accompanying, attendant, concomitant, corollary, ensuant, incidental, resultant, sequent
    subsequent
    following in time or order
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