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result (s) (noun), results (pl)
1. A consequence, an effect, or an outcome of something: The building collapsed as a result of poor construction and the use of substandard materials.

As a result of Jim's increased efforts, his university studies improved greatly.

2. Information obtained by experimenting or as a consequence of some other scientific method: The results of extensive research seem to show how Alzheimer's spreads and gives hope that a treatment might be developed.

They are waiting for the experiments to produce valid results.

3. A final score or the placement in a sporting event: The results of the game determined which team would be going to the final championship series.
4. Anything that is caused by a something that was done previously: The new dictionary is the result of several years of dedication and hard work.

As a result of accidentally falling down the stairs, Samantha was unable to work for more than a year.

Severely bad weather caused several delays with the result that the work could not be completed on time.

This entry is located in the following unit: sali-, salt-, -sili-, sult-, -salta- (page 2)
result (verb), results; resulted; resulting
1. To take place or to follow as the consequence of a process: The nation's economic problems are believed to result from too much unemployment.

Dr. Diedrich told William that taking the drug might result in undesirable side effects.

2. Something that is caused directly by that which has happened before: Valerie's lameness resulted from an auto accident.

Clara's singing lessons and dedication to practicing what she had learned resulted in her getting a leading part in the musical.

The poor economy has resulted in many demonstrations against the big bonuses that some executives receive from banks and some businesses across the nation.

The big fire resulted from a gas-heating explosion.

3. That which leaps back as an aftermath of something else: The earthquake resulted in considerable loss of life and damage to property.
4. Etymology: from Middle Latin resultare, "to result"; from classical Latin, "to spring forward, to rebound". In addition, result means "to jump backwards" and ultimately it came from Latin resultare, "to jump backwards" or "to rebound" and is formed from the prefix re-, "back" and saltare, "to jump".
This entry is located in the following unit: sali-, salt-, -sili-, sult-, -salta- (page 2)
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