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Definitions of result

  1. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem; " they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; " the answers were in the back of the book"; " he computed the result to four decimal places"
  2. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; " the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; " his decision had depressing consequences for business"; " he acted very wise after the event"
  3. issue or terminate ( in a specified way, state, etc.); end; " result in tragedy"
  4. result in; " The water left a mark on the silk dress"; " Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
  5. the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
  6. To leap back; to rebound.
  7. To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor.
  8. A flying back; resilience.
  9. That which results; the conclusion or end to which any course or condition of things leads, or which is obtained by any process or operation; consequence or effect; as, the result of a course of action; the result of a mathematical operation.
  10. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
  11. To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; - followed by in; as, this measure will result in good or in evil.
  12. To follow as a consequence or effect; as, much good will result from this law; be an outcome; end.
  13. To issue ( in): to follow as a consequence.
  14. Consequence: conclusion: decision.
  15. Consequence; effect.
  16. To follow as a consequence.
  17. To be a result; follow; issue.
  18. The outcome of an action; consequence; effect.
  19. Consequence; conclusion; effect; decision.
  20. To follow as a consequence; to issue; to come to a determination.
  21. To follow or have origin, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, thought, & c.; to spring; to arise; to originate; to issue; to ensue.
  22. That which proceeds from a given state of facts, & c.; consequence; inference; decision; issue.
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Usage examples for result

  1. We must not mind blood nor death- for the result means the life or death of the world's soul! – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  2. The result, however, was different; but then it was said by the hon. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  3. Need I tell you the result? – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  4. So you seem to think; but you see the result. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  5. Is this another result of your influence over me? – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  6. The result was unfortunate. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  7. The result surprised him even more than it did me. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  8. By this time I had gathered courage to let her know how she stood in my regard, and with the worst result for me that could have happened. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward
  9. That she must fear the result of the trial, he thought, was certain, but he could not bring himself to have any such fear. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  10. But the result had been well worth it. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  11. The result, in either case, is enough for me. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  12. Still that strange breath of feeling had left some result. – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth
  13. The details of her face came out only as the result of determined study. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  14. Never doubt the result; victory will be yours. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  15. The result was confusion. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  16. We shall not know the result till next week. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  17. The case was probably allowed to drop, as no result can be found. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  18. Look at the result! – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
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