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result

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happening because of something

[uncountable and countable] something that happens or exists because of something that happened before [↪ consequence]
result of
Accidents 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 that
Sara wasn't at school last week, with the result that she missed an important test.
2

sports/elections

[countable] the final number of points, votes etc at the end of a competition, game, or election:
The results will be announced at midnight.
the football results
result of
A lot depends on the result of this match.
3

scientific tests

[countable] the answers that are produced by a scientific study or test:
Results suggest that diet is very important.
result of
Police are awaiting the results of a forensic examination.
positive/negative/inconclusive results
The experiments gave positive results in all cases.
4

examinations

[countable] British EnglishSE the mark you get in an examination [= grade American English]
When do we get our exam results?
5

success

[countable] the achievement of something:
She certainly knows how to get results.
For best results, always use fresh ingredients when you are cooking.
6

business

results

[plural]BBBF the accounts of a business that show how successful it has been over a period of time, usually a year:
British Airways has announced disappointing results for the first half of the year.
7

get a result

British English informalDS to win a victory in a sports match:
They were lucky to get a result on Saturday.

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