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result

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