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consequence
used in Outliers

2 meanings, 8 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Definition
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
  • The long summer vacation, a peculiar and distinctive American legacy that has had profound consequences for the learning patterns of the students of the present day.
    Chapter 9 (25% in)
consequences = effects (results)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Do you see the consequences of the way we have chosen to think about success?
    Chapter 1 (88% in)
  • The most important consequence of the miracle of the garment industry, though, was what happened to the children growing up in those homes where meaningful work was practiced.
    Chapter 5 (84% in)
  • consequence = result
  • "In low-power distance index countries," Hofstede wrote in his classic text Culture's Consequences: "power is something of which power holders are almost ashamed and they will try to underplay."
    Chapter 7 (61% in)
  • One very real possibility is that these are the educational consequences of the differences in parenting styles that we talked about in the Chris Langan chapter.
    Chapter 9 (42% in)

There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Outliers.

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2  —3 uses as in:
of little consequence
Definition
importance or relevance
  • But these exact same biases also show up in areas of much more consequence, like education.
    Chapter 1 (65% in)
consequence = importance
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We could easily take control of the machinery of achievement, in other words, not just in sports but, as we will see, in other more consequential areas as well.
    Chapter 1 (94% in)
  • consequential = important
  • What a child did was considered by his or her parents as something separate from the adult world and not particularly consequential.
    Chapter 4 (52% in)
consequential = important
There are no more uses of "consequence" flagged with this meaning in Outliers.

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