matter of no consequence

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  • Consequence — Con se*quence, n. [L., consequentia: cf. F. cons[ e]quence. See {Consequent}.] 1. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result. [1913 Webster] Shun to taste, And shun the bitter consequence. Milton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consequence — [kän′si kwens΄, kän′sikwəns] n. [OFr < L consequentia < consequens, prp. of consequi, to follow after < com , with + sequi, to follow: see SEQUENT] 1. a result of an action, process, etc.; outcome; effect 2. a logical result or… …   English World dictionary

  • consequence — n. importance 1) of consequence (a matter of some consequence) result 2) in consequence of * * * [ kɒnsɪkwəns] [ result ] in consequence of [ importance ] of consequence (a matter of some consequence) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • consequence — /kon si kwens , kweuhns/, n. 1. the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving. 2. an act or instance of following something as an effect, result, or outcome. 3. the conclusion… …   Universalium

  • consequence — con•se•quence [[t]ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, kwəns[/t]] n. 1) the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier 2) the conclusion reached by a line of reasoning; inference 3) importance or significance: a matter of no consequence[/ex] 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • consequence — /ˈkɒnsəkwəns / (say konsuhkwuhns) noun 1. the act or fact of following as an effect or result upon something antecedent. 2. that which so follows; an effect or result. 3. the conclusion of an argument or inference. 4. importance or significance:… …  

  • Matter — • Taking the term in its widest sense, matter signifies that out of which anything is made or composed Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Matter     Matter      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • matter — [n1] substance amount, being, body, constituents, corporeality, corporeity, element, entity, individual, material, materialness, object, phenomenon, physical world, protoplasm, quantity, stuff, substantiality, sum, thing; concepts 407,433,470 Ant …   New thesaurus

  • matter — mat·ter n 1: a subject of consideration, disagreement, or litigation: as a: a legal case, dispute, or issue a matter within the court s jurisdiction often used in titles of legal proceedings matter of Doe see also in re b …   Law dictionary

  • Matter — Mat ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[ e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. {Mother}, {Madeira}, {Material}.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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