Meaning of “consequently” in the English Dictionary

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"consequently" in British English

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consequentlyadverb

uk /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kwənt.li/ us /ˈkɑːn.sə.kwənt.li/

B2 as a result:

I spent most of my money in the first week and consequently had very little to eat by the end of the holiday.

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  • All the shops were closed, and consequently we couldn't buy any food.
  • Doctors are short of time to listen and consequently tend to prescribe drugs whenever they can.
  • There is inadequate childcare provision and consequently many women who wish to work are unable to do so.
  • The company is trying to reduce its costs; consequently, staff who leave are not being replaced.
  • His explanation was full of technical jargon. Consequently, nobody understood it at all!
  • She is always bad-tempered, and consequently doesn't have many friends.

(Definition of “consequently” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consequently" in American English

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consequentlyadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈkɑn·sɪ·kwənt·li, -ˌkwent·li/

as a result; therefore:

I was very worried, and consequently I couldn’t concentrate.

(Definition of “consequently” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)