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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.

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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".
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(Greek: pus; purulent, an infection or foreign material that causes a thick whitish-yellow fluid which results from the accumulation of white blood cells)
(results of special attractions)
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Nanotechnology: Fear Negative Results for Life on Earth
A presentation of mostly unfounded fears of nanotechnology and how it may affect life on earth in a negative way.
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tychastical results (noun) (plural used as a singular)
The summation of what has been determined by investigating an accident; including, an industrial accident: The police report, which provided the tychastical results of their investigation, indicated that Charles was not responsible for the unforeseen event
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Results of Previous "Mnemonic devices can guarantee greater accuracy in spelling English words.

First, the results of the principal/principle survey

The spelling of many English words are confusing even to those whose first language is English.

There were 45 per cent of the subscribers on the Focusing on Words Newsletter list who responded to the survey.

  • 1. The (principal/principle) reason for this discussion is to improve one’s spelling skills.

    Of those responding, 68 per cent chose the right answer (principal).

  • 2. All of us should live by certain moral (principals/principles).

    Ninety-nine per cent chose the right answer (principles) in number two.

  • 3. The (principal/principle) character in the play is ill.

    In number three, eighty-two per cent chose the right answer (principal).

  • 4. His political (principals/principles) are less than acceptable.

    In number four, ninety-seven per cent chose the right answer (principles).

  • 5. As a matter of (principal/principle), he refused to borrow money from anyone.

    In number five, ninety-seven per cent chose the right answer (principle).

  • 6. The (principal/principle) invested in that project was $100,000.

    Of those participating, eighty-five per cent made the correct choice of (principal) in number six.

  • 7. We must instill into the minds of our youth (principals/principles) of honesty and morality.

    Ninety-seven per cent of participants indicated the right answer (principles) in the last number.

A few words about the use of mnemonic devices that make it easier to remember how to spell certain words correctly.

Although many subscribers had different mnemonic devices for determining which principal/principle to use in a sentence, the best mnemonics to use seem to be “main” for principal and “rule” for principle.

Note the relationship of the “a” in main and principal and the “le” in rule and principle. Always make these relationships and you will always use them correctly.

Mnemonic [nee MAH nik], as in mnemonic device, comes from the Greek element that means, “memory” or “to remember” and refers to a technique that facilitates making the right choices for words that are otherwise confusing.

Whenever you want to make sure you have chosen the correct principal/principle, substitute the words main and rule in place of one or the other principal/principle, to see if it makes sense and when it does; it is certain that you have the right choice. For example, in number one, you could say, “The rule reason for this discussion ....” or say, “The main reason for this discussion ....” and you would logically have to choose main or “principal” because the other choice simply doesn’t make any sense.

So many people have used the mnemonic device of saying, “You spell the principal of the school with pal because he/she is your pal” or something similar to that. I strongly urge that you NOT use this mnemonic because it can be very misleading. It tends to make people think that the use of pal is used only with that particular principal. It is far better to say that the principal of the school is spelled with pal because he/she is the MAIN administrator, teacher, or educator of the school.

Did you notice the erratum in sentence number seven of the survey. Mea culpa. I used “install” instead of “instill into the minds ....”

Congratulations to nine subscribers (out of the 412 who participated) who saw and told me about this error (erratum). If there had been more than one erratum, then I would have had to confess to errata.

Thank you, if you were one of those who contributed to the survey. It was amazing to see that MOST of the participants made no errata in their submissions. I apparently have a VERY knowledgeable list of subscribers!

This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #05 (page 1)
The results of a diagnostic test given to premedical students who were instructed to write short meanings for a list of medical terms

artery, the study of paintings.

bacteria, the back door of a cafeteria.

barium, what doctors do when patients die.

bowel, a letter like a, e, i, o, or u.

caesarean section, a neighborhood in Rome.

cat scan, searching for a lost cat.

cauterize, making eye-contact with a girl.

coma, a punctuation mark.

dilate, to live a long time.

enema, not a friend .

euthanasia, Chinese, Japanese, etc. adolescents.

fester, quicker.

fibula, a small lie.

genital, not a Jew.

hangnail, a coat hook.

impotent, distinguished, well known.

labor pain, getting hurt at work.

malfeasance, exorbitant charges for professional services.

medical staff, a doctor’s cane.

morbid, a higher offer.

nitrates, cheaper than day rates.

node, was aware of, knew.


1. The art of writing using a pen or pencil stuck up one’s nose.

2. The writing done by a nasograph.

outpatient, someone who has fainted.

pap smear, a fatherhood test.

pelvis, a cousin of Elvis.

prophylactic, a person who favors birth control.

recovery room, place to do upholstery.

rectum, dang near killed ‘em.

secretion, hiding something.

seizure, famous Roman leader.

tablet, a small table.

terminal illness, getting sick at the airport.

tumor, more than one.

urine, opposite of “you’re out”.

vein, conceited.

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