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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. something that results; " he listened for the results on the radio"
  5. result in; " The water left a mark on the silk dress"; " Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
  6. the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
  7. To leap back; to rebound.
  8. To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor.
  9. A flying back; resilience.
  10. 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.
  11. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
  12. 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.
  13. Conclusion or end to which any course or condition leads; consequence; effect.
  14. To follow as a consequence or effect; as, much good will result from this law; be an outcome; end.
  15. To issue ( in): to follow as a consequence.
  16. Consequence: conclusion: decision.
  17. Consequence; effect.
  18. To follow as a consequence.
  19. To be a result; follow; issue.
  20. The outcome of an action; consequence; effect.
  21. Consequence; conclusion; effect; decision.
  22. To follow as a consequence; to issue; to come to a determination.
  23. To follow or have origin, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, thought, & c.; to spring; to arise; to originate; to issue; to ensue.
  24. That which proceeds from a given state of facts, & c.; consequence; inference; decision; issue.
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Quotes of result

  1. You see, I have in my teaching- I always say I've done it for a hundred years and have had thousands of students- I have always spoken against just falling onto your knees for so -called accidents, I mean a result you are not responsible for. – Josef Albers
  2. By a great man, however, we mean a man who, because of his spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others. – Fredrik Bajer
  3. This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear. – Steve Bartlett
  4. The position that I take partly as a result of living in Asia is where you stop living according to your expectations and you become available to experience things as they are. – Martha Beck
  5. Quality is the result of a carefully constructed cultural environment. It has to be the fabric of the organization, not part of the fabric. – Phil Crosby
  6. The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences. – John Frame
  7. It is not enough to receive support, no matter, how needed it may be. It is fundamental to know how to receive this support and ensure that its result is exponential. – Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
  8. It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when the effect of cross seas, wind at all angles and ever varying force, arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area, and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up. – Lawrence Hargrave
  9. I know the pundits and the news media have carried a lot of commentary about cameras in the courtroom, and there's a lot of controversy about it as a result of the Simpson case. But I have not had enough time to step back and enough time to evaluate that. – Lance Ito
  10. One result of An American Family was that I became a gay role model. – Lance Loud
  11. Our planet doesn't seem to be the result of anything very special. – Murray Gell-Mann
  12. He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose, in which event he may be sure that the result will not fall into any objective form. – John C. Ransom
  13. As a result of the 'hung' election of November 1932. Hitler set in motion the first of the 9 steps he would take in the next 52 days, which would, finally, bring him absolute power. – William Waller
  14. One cannot with impunity try to transfer this task entirely to mechanical assistants if one wishes to figure something, even though the final result is often small indeed. – Max Webber
  15. I'm not saying we purposely introduced bugs or anything, but this is kind of a natural result of any complexities of software... that you can't fully test it. – Will Wright

Usage examples for result

  1. The result in either case, is enough for me. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  2. Look at the result – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  3. The case was probably allowed to drop, as no result can be found. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  4. The result was confusion. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  5. The details of her face came out only as the result of determined study. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  6. Still that strange breath of feeling had left some result – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth
  7. The result was unfortunate. – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. So you seem to think; but you see the result – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. The result surprised him even more than it did me. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  14. Need I tell you the result – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  15. 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
  16. Is this another result of your influence over me? – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  17. But the result had been well worth it. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  18. We shall not know the result till next week. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various

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