Meaning of “result” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /rɪˈzʌlt/
This book is the result of meticulous research.Evolution occurs as a result of adaptation to new environments.The show was a result of collaboration between several museums.We will soon be able to measure the results of these policy changes.His success is the result of years of hard work.

B1 something that happens or exists because something else has happened:

Unemployment has risen as a / direct result of new economic policies.
Most accidents are the result of human error.

B1 the score or number of votes at the end of a competition or election:

The election results will be known by Sunday.
What was the result of this afternoon's match?

B1 information that you get from something such as an exam, a scientific experiment, or a medical test:

She's waiting for the results of a blood test.
the results of a survey

(Definition of “result noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)