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In a conditional statement (like: “if A, then B”), the clause expressing the consequence. In other words, the part after the “then”.

For example:

If it rains [then] the road gets wet.

In this statement, “it rains” is the antecedent and “the road gets wet” is the consequent.

Other names

  • Consequence
  • Implication
  • Ἀπόδοσις [apódosis]

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