That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause. (noun)
To threaten or punish (a child, etc.) with specific consequences for misbehaviour. (verb)
Examples of word consequence
The simple meaning of the word consequence is: something that happens as a result of an action.
Because it was unnecessary, it appears to strangers to be a deliberate and gratuitous slap at the selected group as a whole; and in consequence is inflamatory and perhaps callous.
But more to the point – WELL DONE – to get to a decent word count and have a rather well-formed novel on your hands as a consequence is already quite an achievement.
Therefore the people who seem most likely to do the most damage without thought to the consequence is the MSM itself.
Another consequence is the generation of distrust between the grassroots and the leadership.
Another consequence is a spectacularly violent attitude towards homosexuality.
So you're seeing tremendous changes both on the intelligence and prevention side and then, of course, on the consequence, what we call the consequence management side, after the event -- how do you minimize harm?
And remember, with the biologic weapon, unlike the kind of situation where you had an airplane into a building, as horrible as that is we went into what we call consequence management right away.