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result

noun uk   /rɪˈzʌlt/ us  

result noun (EFFECT)

B1 [C or S] something that happens or exists because of something else: The road has been widened, but the result is just more traffic. His broken leg is the direct result of his own carelessness. I tried to repaint the kitchen walls with disastrous results. To ensure good/the best results, use Italian tomatoes and fresh basil.Outcomes and consequences as a result of sth B2 because of something: Profits have declined as a result of the recent drop in sales.Being based on or depending on something [C usually plural] a good or pleasing effect: We've spent a lot of money on advertising and we're beginning to see the results. She's an excellent coach who knows how to get results.Outcomes and consequences

result noun (OF TEST)

B1 [C] the information you get from something such as a scientific experiment or medical test: The results of the opinion poll showed that most women supported this action.Outcomes and consequences B1 [C] the mark you receive after you have taken an exam or test: I finished my exams yesterday, but I won't know/get the results until August.Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures

result noun (ANSWER)

[C] the answer to a calculation in mathematics: We used different methods of calculation, but we both got the same result.Solving and solutionsCalculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division

result noun (IN COMPETITION)

B1 [C] the score or number of votes, showing the success or failure of the people involved, in a sports competition, election, etc.: the results of the local elections the football results We were expecting to win, so a draw was a disappointing result for us.Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures [C] UK informal a win in a sports competition: The team needs a result to go through to the semifinals.Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailures

result noun (COMPANY)

results [plural] the amount of a company's sales, profit, etc. during a particular period: Airlines reported significantly better financial results for the first quarter.Accounting

result

verb [I] uk   /rɪˈzʌlt/ us  
to happen or exist because something else has happened: Teachers were not fully prepared for the major changes in the exam system, and chaos resulted.Occurring and happening
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