result - definition and synonyms


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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

    Have you heard the racing results?

    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.

  4. 4
    [countable] [usually plural] British the mark that a student receives in an examination or series of examinations. The American word is grade

    You should get your exam results next week.

  5. 5


    [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.

  6. 6


    [plural] business a financial document showing a company’s performance during a particular period of time

    The CEO resigned last week after a disappointing set of annual results.

  7. 7
    [singular] British informal a success or a win, especially in a sports event
    get a result:

    The Scots are hoping to get a result against England.