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Meaning of “result” in the English Dictionary

"result" in British English

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resultnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈzʌlt/
  • 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 ​brokenleg is thedirect result of his own ​carelessness. I ​tried to repaint the ​kitchenwalls withdisastrous results. To ​ensure good/the ​best results, use ​Italiantomatoes and ​freshbasil.as a result of sth B2 because of something: Profits have ​declined as a result of the ​recentdrop in ​sales. [C usually plural] a good or ​pleasingeffect: We've ​spent a lot of ​money on ​advertising and we're ​beginning to ​see the results. She's an ​excellentcoach who ​knows how to get results.

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  • result noun (OF TEST)

B1 [C] the ​information you get from something such as a ​scientific experiment or ​medicaltest: The results of the ​opinionpollshowed that most women ​supported this ​action.B1 [C] the ​mark you ​receive after you have taken an ​exam or ​test: I ​finished my ​examsyesterday, but I won't know/get the results until ​August.

resultverb [I]

uk   us   /rɪˈzʌlt/
(Definition of result from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"result" in American English

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resultnoun [C]

 us   /rɪˈzʌlt/
something that ​happens or ​exists because of something ​else: The ​mayor says ​crime is ​lower as a result of good ​policework. A lot of ​peoplesurvived the ​crash as a ​direct result of the ​excellenttrainingourpilots and ​flightattendantsreceive. Results are what you ​discover after ​examining something: The ​election results show that the ​governor is not as ​popular as she was two ​years ago. Results of the ​medicaltestsshowed no ​sign of ​cancer.
(Definition of result from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"result" in Business English

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resultnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​bankreported 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 ​successfulachievement: 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.
(Definition of result from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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