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result

noun [C]
 
 
/rɪˈzʌlt/
results ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the amount of a company's sales, profits, etc. in a particular period, or a report showing this: Airlines reported significantly better financial results for the first quarter. P&O reckons its plans should greatly improve the ferry division's operating results.first-quarter/half-year/year-end, etc. results The bank reported another strong set of half-year results recently.latest/preliminary/interim results Investors continued to be nervous ahead of today's interim results.announce/report results The group has recently announced mixed results.disappointing/poor/mixed results Two key homebuilders reported disappointing results. good/strong results annual/quarterly results a successful achievement: achieve/get/see results We've spent a lot of money on advertising and are beginning to see the results.produce/show results The work is well under way and showing positive results.
as a result of sth because of something: Profits have declined as a result of the recent drop in sales.
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