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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. A lot of people survived the crash as a direct result of the excellent training our pilots and flight attendants receive.
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)







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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/
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"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 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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by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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