consequence-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a result or outcome of a previous cause or condition

Commentary: CONSEQUENCE[+state][+resulting][+caused]

The road is cracked as a consequence of freezing and thawing all winter.
As a consequence of the hurricane's destruction in the gulf, oil prices increased.
There is debate about whether we are yet seeing the consequences of recent global warming.
He works with delinquent youth to help them understand the consequences of their current decisions on their future lives.
In consequence of the news that the quarterly earnings were lower than predicted, the firm's stock price went down 80 cents a share.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: a degree of significance or importance assigned to something

Commentary: CONSEQUENCE[+quality][+importance][+social]
NOTE: occurs in the form 'of (QUANT/ADJ) consequence'

His criticisms of the talk were of no consequence according to Bob.
Winston Churchill was a British leader of great consequence in the 20th century.
The society hostess only invited people of consequence to her cocktail parties.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)