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English definition of “result”

result

noun (EFFECT)    /rɪˈzʌlt/
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
(Definition of result noun (EFFECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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