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consequencenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kwəns/ us   /ˈkɑːn.sə.kwəns/
B2 a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient: Not making a will can have serious consequences for your children and other family members. Scientists think it is unlikely that any species will actually become extinct as a consequence of the oil spill. I told the hairdresser to do what she wanted to my hair, and look at the consequences! Well, if you insist on eating so much, you'll have to suffer/take (= accept and deal with) the consequences!
of little/no consequence C1 also not of any/much consequence
not important: The money was of little consequence to Tony.

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"consequence" in American English

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consequencenoun

us   /ˈkɑn·sɪ·kwəns, -ˌkwens/
  • consequence noun (RESULT)

[C usually pl] a result of an action or situation, esp. (in the plural) a bad result: For someone who is old and weak, the consequences of a broken hip can be serious.
  • consequence noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] the condition of having a lasting effect; importance: Last summer there were 15 hurricanes, but only one was of any consequence.
(Definition of consequence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“consequence” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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