Consequence (noun)

  1. A result or effect of an action or decision.
  2. An outcome or effect of a particular course of action.
  3. Something that follows as an effect or result.
  4. Importance or relevance of an event, decision, or situation.

Origin:

Late middle english: from old french, from latin consequentia, from consequent- 'following as a result', from the verb consequi 'to follow, attend'.

Examples:

  1. The consequence of his actions was severe punishment.
  2. The consequences of global warming are far-reaching and potentially disastrous.
  3. She realized that the consequence of her mistake was losing her job.
  4. The economic consequence of the pandemic is still unknown.
  5. The consequence of their decision was a significant increase in profits.
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