What does result mean?

Definitions for result
rɪˈzʌltre·sult

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotnoun

    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"

  2. solution, answer, result, resolution, solventnoun

    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"

  3. result, resultant, final result, outcome, terminationnoun

    something that results

    "he listened for the results on the radio"

  4. resultant role, resultverb

    the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause

  5. result, ensueverb

    issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

    "result in tragedy"

  6. leave, result, leadverb

    have as a result or residue

    "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

  7. resultverb

    come about or follow as a consequence

    "nothing will result from this meeting"

Wiktionary

  1. resultnoun

    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.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  2. resultnoun

    The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  3. resultnoun

    The final score in a game.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  4. resultnoun

    A positive or favourable outcome for someone.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  5. resultverb

    To proceed, spring or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  6. resultverb

    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.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  7. resultverb

    To return to the proprietor (or heirs) after a reversion

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  8. resultinterjection

    An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resultverb

    to leap back; to rebound

  2. Resultverb

    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

  3. Resultverb

    to proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor

  4. Resultnoun

    a flying back; resilience

  5. Resultnoun

    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

  6. Resultnoun

    the decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree

Freebase

  1. Result

    A result is the final consequence of a sequence of actions or events expressed qualitatively or quantitatively. Possible results include advantage, disadvantage, gain, injury, loss, value and victory. There may be a range of possible outcomes associated with an event depending on the point of view, historical distance or relevance. Reaching no result can mean that actions are inefficient, ineffective, meaningless or flawed. Some types of result are as follows: ⁕in general, the outcome of any kind of research, action or phenomenon ⁕in games or wars, the result includes the identity of the victorious party and possibly the effects on the environment ⁕in mathematics, the final value of a calculation, function or statistical expression, or the final statement of a theorem that has been proven ⁕in statistics, any information analyzed, extracted or interpolated from polls, tests or logs ⁕in computer sciences, the return value of a function, state of a system or list of records matching a query. The result type is the data type of the data returned by a function. ⁕in science, the outcome of an experiment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Result

    rē-zult′, v.i. to issue (with in): to follow as a consequence from facts: to rebound: to be the outcome: to terminate.—n. consequence: conclusion: decision: resolution, as the result of a council.—n. Resul′tance, act of resulting.—adj. Resul′tant, resulting from combination.—n. (phys.) a force compounded of two or more forces.—n. Resul′tāte (obs.), a result.—adjs. Result′ful, having results or effect; Resul′tive; Result′less, without result.—n. Result′lessness.—Resultant tone, a tone produced by the simultaneous sounding of two sustained tones; Resulting force, a motion which is the result of two or more motions combined. [Fr.,—L. resultāreresilīre. Cf. Resilient.]

Editors Contribution

  1. result

    The effect of an action.

    The result was everyone benefited as unity always creates a just and fair solution.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'result' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #474

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'result' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1023

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'result' in Nouns Frequency: #65

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'result' in Verbs Frequency: #252

Anagrams for result »

  1. luster, lustre, rulest, rustle, sutler, ulster, Ulster

  2. Rulest

  3. Sutler

  4. Ulster

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of result in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of result in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of result in a Sentence

  1. Ralf Speth:

    A bad Brexit deal would cost Jaguar Land Rover more than 1.2 billion pounds in profit each year. As a result, we would have to drastically adjust our spending profile; we have spent around 50 billion pounds in the UK in the past five years - with plans for a further 80 billion pounds more in the next five, this would be in jeopardy should we be faced with the wrong outcome.

  2. Brian Jacobsen:

    I think we'll see some healthy consolidation take place, some may wither on the vine, but technology has improved to make it profitable to extract at a lower price point than last year. As a result, we'll probably see some opportunistic buying.

  3. Michael Fedorov:

    As a result, we have one platform only – that's the internet.

  4. Joeri Rogelj:

    People have made a huge sacrifice, they have sacrificed their social lives, their family interactions their mobility and so on. And emissions have declined quite markedly because of that. But we also see that these emission reductions are very temporary, and why is that ? It's because these emissions reductions were the result of changing or reducing our activities, but not the cause of any structural change of how our society actually works.

  5. Susan Klugman:

    These tests take time to result. The timing is crucial, what often happens is : A child is born, a diagnosis is made, and then a couple is worried about that diagnosis for their subsequent pregnancies.

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