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noun [countable] consequence pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑnsəkwəns/
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  1. a result or effect of something
    She said exactly what she felt, without fear of the consequences.
    consequence of: The consequence of such policies will inevitably be higher taxes.
    serious/disastrous/dire consequences: Climate change could have disastrous consequences for farmers.
    economic/social/health consequences: Consider the long-term health consequences carefully before deciding.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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