Definition of “result” - English Dictionary

“result” in British English

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resultnoun

uk /rɪˈzʌlt/ 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 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.
as a result of sth

B2 because of something:

Profits have declined as a result of the recent drop in sales.

[ 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.

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resultverb [ I ]

uk /rɪˈzʌlt/ 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 police work.

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 medical tests showed 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 /rɪˈzʌlt/ us
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.

(Definition of “result” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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