Definition of result in English:

result

Line breaks: re¦sult
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzʌlt
 
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noun

  • 1A thing that is caused or produced by something else; a consequence or outcome: the tower collapsed as a result of safety violations different approaches have been tried with somewhat mixed results
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    • And as a result of all this activity the company has delayed the announcement of its interim results, which were due out today.
    • Consequently no charges will be forthcoming as a result of the investigation.
    • What we therefore see in the final concert is the result of hours and hours of preparation.
    Synonyms
    consequence, outcome, upshot, out-turn, sequel, effect, reaction, repercussion, reverberation, ramification, end, conclusion, termination, culmination, corollary, concomitant, aftermath, footprint, fruit(s), product, produce, by-product, solution; Medicine sequelae
    informal pay-off
    dated issue
    archaic success
    verdict, decision, outcome, conclusion, opinion, determination, judgement, adjudication, arbitration, findings, ruling, pronouncement, decree, settlement, order
  • 1.1A favourable outcome of an undertaking or contest: determination and persistence guarantee results if we can get a result in that game we might qualify
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    • Avoid professionals who guarantee results or claim they can get you larger refunds than other preparers.
    • Part of the reason is because, as the mutual fund ads say, past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    • Obviously past performance does not guarantee similar future results.
  • 1.2 (usually results) The outcome of a business’s trading over a given period, expressed as a statement of profit or loss: oil companies have reported better results
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    • Elan is in the closed period before it reports results for the first quarter of 2003.
    • Analysts are not expecting any surprises in the hotel group's results following its pre-closed period trading statement in April.
    • Psion itself reported impressive results showing a 47 per cent increase in sales over the same period last year.
  • 1.3A final score, mark, or placing in a sporting event or examination: exam results it was a great result for us
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    • A panel of choreographers, artistic directors, and former dancers tallies these results into a final score.
    • My final term results reflected an excellent score and I somehow managed to secure a modest job.
    • Their exam results at the final test were the highest and they deserved one little prize.
    Synonyms
    mark, score, percentage, grade, grading, rating, place, placing, position, rank, ranking; assessment, appraisal, evaluation
  • 2An item of information obtained by experiment or some other scientific method; a quantity or formula obtained by calculation: the results are evaluated by the researcher
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    • Tom began talking quantifiable results… hard scientific evidence that would prove the surgery would work.
    • However, as will become evident, the results of the experiment are so strong that our mistake could not have made any difference.
    • If the result of the calculation is correct, the information transferred is correct.
    Synonyms
    answer, solution, calculation; sum, total, aggregate, product, quotient

verb

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Phrases

without result

In vain: Denny had inquired about getting work, without result
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  • Police have made house-to-house inquiries, sent witness appeal letters to holidaymakers staying in the area and traced walkers using the Pennine Way at the time, as well as searching national missing person records, but without result.
  • They are also trying to find clues through other South East Asian communities, visiting London's Chinatown and issuing appeals in Chinese language newspapers and on cable TV channels, so far without result.
  • I intuited that the adventure would be defined by eight hours of smelling diesel exhaust and watching hooks drag through the water without result.

Origin

late Middle English (as a verb): from medieval Latin resultare 'to result', earlier in the sense 'spring back', from re- (expressing intensive force) + saltare (frequentative of salire 'to jump'). The noun dates from the early 17th century.

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