A **consequent** is the second half of a hypothetical proposition. In the standard form of such a proposition, it is the part that follows "then". In an implication, if implies then is called the antecedent and is called the **consequent**.^{[1]}

**Examples:**

- If P, then Q.

Q is the consequent of this hypothetical proposition.

- If X is a mammal, then X is an animal.

Here, "X is an animal" is the consequent.

- If computers can think, then they are alive.

"They are alive" is the consequent.

The consequent in a hypothetical proposition is not necessarily a consequence of the antecedent.

- If monkeys are purple, then fish speak Klingon.

"Fish speak Klingon" is the consequent here, but intuitively is not a consequence of (nor does it have anything to do with) the claim made in the antecedent that "monkeys are purple".