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con·se·quen·tial / ˌkänsəˈkwenchəl/ • adj. 1. following as a result or effect: a loss of confidence and a consequential withdrawal of funds. ∎  Law resulting from an act, but not immediately and directly: consequential damages. 2. important; significant. DERIVATIVES: con·se·quen·ti·al·i·ty / ˌkänsəˌkwenchēˈalitē/ n. con·se·quen·tial·ly adv.