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noun result pronunciation in American English /rɪˈzʌlt/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] something that is caused directly by something else that has happened previously
    result of: He said the incident was the result of a misunderstanding.
    with the result that: There is a shortage of cheap housing, with the result that many people are leaving the city.
    as a result (of something) (=because of something): Colby died as the result of a heart attack.
    York Road will be closed and delays are likely as a result.
    a direct result (of something): The cuts are a direct result of a lack of state funding.
    the end/final result (of something): Video is cheaper, though the end results are less polished.
  2. 2
    [countable] the final score, or the name of the winner of a sports event or election
    The election result was a disaster for the party.
    result of: the surprise result of the Australian Grand Prix
  3. 3
    [countable] [often plural] a piece of information that is obtained by examining, studying, or calculating something
    Our results show that an effective vaccine is feasible.
    result of: The results of the survey will be published shortly.
    You can get the results of your blood test from the nurse.
  4. 4


    [plural] success that is achieved by your actions or efforts
    We need to see some results before we commit ourselves further.
    get results: He breaks rules, but he gets results.
  5. 5


    [plural] business a financial document showing a companys performance during a particular period of time
    The CEO resigned last week after a disappointing set of annual results.
  6. 6
    [countable] [usually plural] British the grade that a student receives
    You should get your exam results next week.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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