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re·sult / riˈzəlt/ • n. a consequence, effect, or outcome of something: the tower collapsed as a result of safety violations. ∎  an item of information obtained by experiment or some other scientific method; a quantity or formula obtained by calculation. ∎  (often results) a final score, mark, or placing in a sporting event or examination. ∎  (often results) a satisfactory or favorable outcome of an undertaking or contest: determination and persistence guarantee results. ∎  (usu. results) the outcome of a business's trading over a given period, expressed as a statement of profit or loss: oil companies have reported markedly better results. • v. [intr.] occur or follow as the consequence of something: government unpopularity resulting from the state of the economy | [as adj.] (resulting) talk of a general election and the resulting political uncertainty. ∎  (result in) have (a specified end or outcome): talks in July had resulted in stalemate. PHRASES: without result in vain: Danny had inquired about getting work, without result.

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result arise as a consequence or effect. XV. — medL. fig. use of L. resultāre spring back, reverberate, re-echo, f. RE- + saltāre leap.
Hence sb. (now U.S.) decision, resolution; effect, consequence of action, etc. XVII. So resultant †shining by reflection; resulting XVII; sb. †mathematical result XV; composite effect of forces XIX. — prp. of the L. vb.

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