Next vs Consequent - What's the difference?

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Next is a related term of consequent.

As adjectives the difference between next and consequent

is that next is following in a sequence while consequent is acting]] or [[operate|operating in a consistent or logical manner; coherent.

As nouns the difference between next and consequent

is that next is the one that follows after this one while consequent is the second term in various semantic or logical relationship where the first term is called the.

As a determiner next

is the one immediately following the current or most recent one.

As an adverb next

is in a time, place or sequence closest or following.

As a preposition next

is on the side of; next to.



Alternative forms

* (l) (dialectal) * (l) (Scotland)


  • Following in a sequence.
  • Being closer to the present location than all other items.
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  • Nearest following (of date, time, space or order).
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  • (figuratively) Following in a hypothetical sequence of some kind.
  • *
  • Antonyms

    * previous * (closest to seven days ahead) last, this


    (en determiner)
  • The one immediately following the current or most recent one
  • Next week would be a good time to meet.
    I'll know better next time.
  • Closest to seven days (one week) in the future.
  • The party is next Tuesday; that is, not this Tuesday, but nine days from now.


  • In a time, place or sequence closest or following.
  • They live in the next closest house.
    It's the next best thing to ice cream.
    Next , we stripped off the old paint.
  • On the first subsequent occasion,
  • Financial panic, earthquakes, oil spills, riots. What comes next ?
    When we next meet, you'll be married.


    * previously


    (English prepositions)
  • On the side of; next to.
  • * 1900 , The Iliad, edited, with apparatus criticus, prolegomena, notes, and appendices , translated by Walter Leaf (London, Macmillan), notes on line 558 of book 2:
  • The fact that the line cannot be original is patent from the fact that Aias in the rest of the Iliad is not encamped next the Athenians .


  • The one that follows after this one.
  • ''Next , please, don't hold up the queue!



  • Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.
  • His retirement and consequent spare time enabled him to travel more.
  • Of or pertaining to consequences.
  • Coordinate terms

    * antecedent




    (en noun)
  • (logic) The second half of a hypothetical proposition; Q, if the form of the proposition is "If P, then Q."
  • An event which follows another.
  • * Sir J. Davies
  • They were ill-governed, which is always a consequent of ill payment.
  • (math) The second term of a ratio, i.e. the term b'' in the ratio ''a:b , the other being the antecedent.
  • Holonyms

    * conditional * See

    Coordinate terms

    * antecedent