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    result - Dictionary definition and meaning for word result

    Definition
    (noun) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    Synonyms : consequence , effect , event , issue , outcome , upshot
    Example Sentence
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
    Definition
    (noun) a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    Synonyms : answer , resolution , solution , solvent
    Example Sentence
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places
    Definition
    (noun) something that results
    Example Sentence
    • he listened for the results on the radio
    Definition
    (noun) the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
    Synonyms : resultant role
    Definition
    (verb) issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
    Synonyms : ensue
    Example Sentence
    • result in tragedy
    Definition
    (verb) have as a result or residue
    Synonyms : lead , leave
    Example Sentence
    • The water left a mark on the silk dress
    • Her blood left a stain on the napkin
    Definition
    (verb) come about or follow as a consequence
    Example Sentence
    • nothing will result from this meeting
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