Result meaning

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To happen as a consequence.

Damage that resulted from the storm; charges that resulted from the investigation.

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(law) To return to the proprietor (heirs) after a reversion.
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The definition of a result is how something ended or the outcome of some action.

An example of result is a house that smells of fresh baked bread after baking bread.

An example of result is the answer received in a math calculation.

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Result is defined as to happen or end in a certain way as a consequence of something else.

An example of result is a motorcycle stunt ending with the driver being injured.

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To end in a particular way.

Their profligate lifestyle resulted in bankruptcy.

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To proceed, spring or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor.
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To happen or issue as a consequence or effect.

Floods resulting from heavy rains.

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To end as a consequence (in something)

Heavy rains resulting in floods.

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(by extension) A positive or favourable outcome for someone.
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To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; followed by in.

This measure will result in good or in evil.

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That which results; the conclusion or end to which any course or condition of things leads, or which is obtained by any process or operation; consequence or effect.

The result of a course of action; the result of a mathematical operation.

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The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort.
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The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
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(sports) The final score in a game.
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(UK) An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.
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The quantity or expression obtained by calculation.
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The number, quantity, etc. obtained by mathematical calculation; answer to a problem.
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Origin of result

  • Middle English resulten from Medieval Latin resultāre from Latin to leap back frequentative of resilīre re- re- salīre to leap sel- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Recorded since 1432, Middle English, from Medieval Latin resultare, in Classical Latin "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio (“to rebound"), from re- (“back") + salio (“to jump, leap")
    From Wiktionary