Meaning of RESULT in English
/ rɪˈzʌlt; NAmE / noun , verb
CAUSED BY STH
[ C , U ] result (of sth) a thing that is caused or produced because of sth else :
She died as a result of her injuries.
The failure of the company was a direct result of bad management.
He made one big mistake, and, as a result, lost his job.
The farm was flooded, with the result that most of the harvest was lost.
The end result (= the final one) of her hard work was a place at medical school.
This book is the result of 25 years of research.
➡ note at effect
OF GAME / ELECTION
[ C ] result (of sth) the final score or the name of the winner in a sports event, competition, election, etc. :
They will announce the result of the vote tonight.
the election results
the football results
[ C , usually sing. ] ( BrE , informal ) a victory or a success, especially in a game of football ( soccer ) :
We badly need to get a result from this match.
[ C , usually pl. ] ( BrE ) the mark / grade you get in an exam or in a number of exams :
Have you had your results yet?
OF TEST / RESEARCH
[ C ] result (of sth) the information that you get from a scientific test or piece of research :
the result of an experiment
results [ pl. ] things that are achieved successfully :
The project is beginning to show results.
a coach who knows how to get results from his players
[ v ] result (from sth) to happen because of sth else that happened first :
job losses resulting from changes in production
When water levels rise, flooding results.
It was a large explosion and the resulting damage was extensive.
- result in sth
late Middle English (as a verb): from medieval Latin resultare to result, earlier in the sense spring back , from re- (expressing intensive force) + saltare (frequentative of salire to jump). The noun dates from the early 17th cent.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005