re|sult1 [ rı`zʌlt ] noun ***
▸ 1 something caused by something else
▸ 2 score/name of winner
▸ 3 information obtained
▸ 4 success from actions
▸ 5 financial document
▸ 6 grade on examination
1. ) count or uncount something that is caused directly by something else that has happened previously:
result of: He said the incident was the result of a misunderstanding.
with the result that: There is a shortage of cheap housing, with the result that many people are leaving the city.
as a result (of something) (=because of something): Colby died as the result of a heart attack.
York Road will be closed and delays are likely as a result.
a direct result (of something): The cuts are a direct result of a lack of state funding.
the end/final result (of something): Video is cheaper, though the end results are less polished.
2. ) count the final score or the name of the winner of a sports event or election:
The election result was a disaster for the party.
result of: the surprise result of the Australian Grand Prix
3. ) count often plural a piece of information obtained by examining, studying, or calculating something:
Our results show that an effective vaccine is feasible.
result of: The results of the survey will be published shortly.
You can get the results of your blood test from the nurse.
4. ) results plural success achieved by your actions or efforts:
We need to see some results before we commit ourselves further.
get results: He breaks rules, but he gets results.
5. ) results plural a financial document showing a company's performance during a particular period of time:
The CEO resigned last week after a disappointing set of annual results.
6. ) count usually plural BRITISH the GRADE that a student receives:
You should get your exam results next week.
re|sult 2 [ rı`zʌlt ] verb intransitive ***
to be caused directly by something that has happened previously:
Check that the bolts are secured, or an accident could result.
result from: The arrests resulted from an anonymous telephone call.
re`sult ,in phrasal verb transitive
result in something to cause or produce something:
A sudden change in temperature will inevitably result in rain.
The crash resulted in the deaths of 14 passengers.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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