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# Consequent vs. Antecedent

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Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.

‘His retirement and consequent spare time enabled him to travel more.’;

Earlier, either in time or in order.

‘an event antecedent to the Biblical Flood’; ‘an antecedent cause’;

Of or pertaining to consequences.

Presumptive.

‘an antecedent improbability’;

Consequentnoun

(logic) The second half of a hypothetical proposition; Q, if the form of the proposition is "If P, then Q."

Antecedentnoun

Any thing that precedes another thing, especially the cause of the second thing.

Consequentnoun

An event which follows another.

Antecedentnoun

An ancestor.

Consequentnoun

(math) The second term of a ratio, i.e. the term b in the ratio a:b, the other being the antecedent.

Antecedentnoun

(grammar) A word, phrase or clause referred to by a pronoun.

Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.

‘The right was consequent to, and built on, an act perfectly personal.’;

Antecedentnoun

(logic) The conditional part of a hypothetical proposition, i.e. $p \rightarrow q$, where $p$ is the antecedent, and $q$ is the consequent.

Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other propositions.

Antecedentnoun

(logic) The first of two subsets of a sequent, consisting of all the sequent's formulae which are valuated as true.

Consequentnoun

That which follows, or results from, a cause; a result or natural effect.

‘They were ill-governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment.’;

Antecedentnoun

(math) The first term of a ratio, i.e. the term a in the ratio a:b, the other being the consequent.

Consequentnoun

That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference.

Antecedentnoun

Previous principles, conduct, history, etc.

Consequentnoun

The second term of a ratio, as the term b in the ratio a:b, the first a, being the antecedent.

Going before in time; prior; anterior; preceding; as, an event antecedent to the Deluge; an antecedent cause.

following as an effect or result;

‘the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness’; ‘the ensuant response to his appeal’; ‘the resultant savings were considerable’; ‘the health of the plants and the resulting flowers’;

Presumptive; as, an antecedent improbability.

following as a result or effect

‘you've got a university place consequent on your exam results’; ‘the social problems of pupils and their consequent educational difficulties’;

Antecedentnoun

That which goes before in time; that which precedes.

‘The Homeric mythology, as well as the Homeric language, has surely its antecedents.’;

logically consistent.

Antecedentnoun

One who precedes or goes in front.

‘My antecedent, or my gentleman usher.’;

(of a stream or valley) having a direction or character determined by the original slope of the land before erosion.

Antecedentnoun

The earlier events of one's life; previous principles, conduct, course, history.

‘If the troops . . . prove worthy of their antecedents, the victory is surely ours.’;

Consequentnoun

the second part of a conditional proposition, whose truth is stated to be implied by that of the antecedent.

Antecedentnoun

The noun to which a relative refers; as, in the sentence "Solomon was the prince who built the temple," prince is the antecedent of who.

Consequentnoun

the second or imitating voice or part in a canon.

Antecedentnoun

The first or conditional part of a hypothetical proposition; as, If the earth is fixed, the sun must move.

Consequent

A consequent is the second half of a hypothetical proposition. In the standard form of such a proposition, it is the part that follows .

‘then’;

Antecedentnoun

The first of the two terms of a ratio; the first or third of the four terms of a proportion. In the ratio a:b, a is the antecedent, and b the consequent.

Antecedentnoun

someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Antecedentnoun

a preceding occurrence or cause or event

Antecedentnoun

anything that precedes something similar in time;

‘phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience’;

Antecedentnoun

the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

preceding in time or order

Antecedentnoun

a thing that existed before or logically precedes another

‘some antecedents to the African novel might exist in Africa's oral traditions’;

Antecedentnoun

a person's ancestors or family and social background

‘her early life and antecedents have been traced’;

Antecedentnoun

an earlier word, phrase, or clause to which another word (especially a following relative pronoun) refers back.

Antecedentnoun

the statement contained in the ‘if’ clause of a conditional proposition.

preceding in time or order; previous or pre-existing

‘antecedent events’;