resultre‧sult1 /rɪˈzʌlt/ ●●●S1W1 noun1happening because of something [countable, uncountable]RESULTSO/CONSEQUENTLY something that happens or exists because of something that happened before → consequenceresult ofAccidents are the inevitable result of driving too fast.High unemployment is a direct result of the recession.end/final/net result (=the result at the end of a long process)The net result of all these changes is that schools should be able to deliver a better service to pupils.Growing plants from seed can produce disappointing results.With a little effort you should achieve the desired result.as a result (of something)As a result of the pilots’ strike, all flights have had to be cancelled.with the result thatSara wasn’t at school last week, with the result that she missed an important test.2sports/elections [countable]RESULT the final number of points, votes etc at the end of a competition, game, or electionThe results will be announced at midnight.the football resultsresult ofA lot depends on the result of this match.3scientific tests [countable]RESULT the answers that are produced by a scientific study or testResults suggest that diet is very important.result ofPolice are awaiting the results of a forensic examination.positive/negative/inconclusive resultsThe experiments gave positive results in all cases.► see thesaurus at conclusion4examinations [countable] British EnglishSERESULT/GRADE the mark you get in an examinationsyn grade American EnglishWhen do we get our exam results?5success [countable]SUCCEED IN DOING something the achievement of somethingShe certainly knows how to get results.For best results, always use fresh ingredients when you are cooking.
6 →results7 →get a resultCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + resulta direct resultThe closure of the hospital is a direct result of Government reforms.an indirect resultSome job losses were the indirect result of cheap imports.the end/final result (=the result at the end of a long process)The end result will be well worth the effort.the net result (=the final result)The net result of fewer officers on the street was rising crime.the immediate resultKeep trying even if your first enquiry produces no immediate result.the inevitable result (=a result that is impossible to avoid)Weight loss is an inevitable result of the disease.the desired resultThese severe measures did not always produce the desired results.positive resultsThe charity has seen positive results from health care and farming projects.phraseswith disastrous resultsThe parachute failed to open properly, with disastrous results.verbsachieve/obtain a resultYou can achieve the same result by simply clicking on the menu.produce a resultA different approach might produce some interesting results.have a result (=cause something to happen)The campaign did have some positive results.
THESAURUSresult something that happens because of something elseThe fire at the house was the result of a dropped cigarette.Many people find that herbal remedies produce a good result. consequence something important that happens as the result of a decision or actionGlobal warming will have serious consequences for the environment.Rising prices are the inevitable consequence of the grain shortage. repercussions the bad effects that happen later as a result of an event, often a long time afterwardsThe economic crisis in the US is likely to have serious repercussions for the rest of the world. The scandal could have major repercussions for his career.outcome the final result of a meeting, election, war etcThe final outcome of the election remained in doubt for several days.So, what is the likely outcome for Spain?the upshot the final result of a situation, especially when this was unexpectedThe upshot of all this was that the trial had to be delayed.the fruits of something literary the things that have been achieved as a result of someone’s efforts – used especially in the following phrases He did not live to see the fruits of his labours.They can now enjoy the fruits of their success.
exam results• Class composition and exam results are monitored.• David had appallingexam results at school despite his obviousintelligence because of his innerbattles.• Userstended to be children with low expectations of good exam results and generally low esteem.• And a system in which everybody has totalfaith in exam results.• But there is no substitute for a visit, and a request to see evidence of previousexam results.• Worshippers come by bus or car to pray to their ancestors, or perhaps for their children's exam results.• She says many things other than exam results make a good school.• It would be fair to claim that the exam results in Classics are very good.For best results• Be preparedFor best results, do take time to prepare surfaces properly you plan to paint or paper.resultresult2 ●●○W2 verb [intransitive]RESULTif something results from something else, it is caused by itresult fromWe are still dealing with problems resulting from errors made in the past.How would you cope with unemployment and the resulting loss of income? →result in something→ See Verb table
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result• Many of these were accepted during compromisenegotiations, resulting in tighterregulations than originally proposed.• The 1980 election resultsdevastatedfeminists and progressives across the nation.• In the past year there have been at least eight deaths in custody which are believed to have resulted from torture.• Polgar resolved to do the same, although for years it resulted in severepoverty.• Mr Lamont said a freeze in bills last year would have resulted in substantial increases for many businesses this year.• Imagine the mosaic of development that might have resulted to serve the visitors and draw even more.result from• Karlin's novelsresulted from his experience in the Vietnam War.resultresult3 interjection informal →Result!Result!Result! informalsaid when you have just done something successfully →result