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result

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verb re·sult \ri-ˈzəlt\

Definition of result

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to proceed or arise as a consequence, effect, or conclusion <death resulted from the disease> b :  to have an issue or result <the disease resulted in death>

  3. 2 :  revert 2

Examples of result in a sentence

  1. If you take this drug, side effects may result.

Origin and Etymology of result

Middle English, from Medieval Latin resultare, from Latin, to rebound, from re- + saltare to leap — more at saltation


First Known Use: 15th century


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result

noun re·sult

Definition of result

  1. 1 :  something that results as a consequence, issue, or conclusion; also :  beneficial or tangible effect :  fruit

  2. 2 :  something obtained by calculation or investigation

resultful

play \-fəl\ adjective

resultless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of result in a sentence

  1. The book is the result of years of hard work and dedication.

  2. The end result of his work was a classic American novel.

  3. The investigation continued without result.

1610

First Known Use of result

1610



RESULT Defined for English Language Learners

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result

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verb re·sult \ri-ˈzəlt\

Definition of result for English Language Learners

  • : to happen because of something else that happened or was done before : to be caused by something else


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result

noun re·sult

Definition of result for English Language Learners

  • : something that is caused by something else that happened or was done before

  • : the final score or a description of who won and lost in a game, election, etc.

  • : a win especially in a soccer match


RESULT Defined for Kids

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result

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verb re·sult \ri-ˈzəlt\

Definition of result for Students

resulted

resulting

  1. 1 :  to come about as an effect <Flooding resulted from heavy rain.>

  2. 2 :  to end as an effect <The storm resulted in tree damage.>


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result

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noun re·sult

Definition of result for Students

  1. 1 :  something that comes about as an effect or end <“I never heard of anyone dying as a result of lemon juice consumption” … — Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game>

  2. 2 :  a good effect <This method gets results.>



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