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Definition of "result" []

  • To come about as a consequence. See Synonyms at follow. (verb-intransitive)
  • To end in a particular way: Their profligate lifestyle resulted in bankruptcy. (verb-intransitive)
  • The consequence of a particular action, operation, or course; an outcome. See Synonyms at effect. (noun)
  • A favorable or concrete outcome or effect. Often used in the plural: started studying and got immediate results. (noun)
  • Mathematics The quantity or expression obtained by calculation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "result" in a sentence
  • "When you log into your Google accountand you need to have one for thisyou can move a search result up using an up arrow button, get rid of a result with an X button, or suggest another listing with an “Add a result” link at the bottom of the search results page."
  • "Pundits said the decadence was the result of disillusion over Vietnam and Watergate; cynics said it was the ­result of too much money pursuing too much free time."
  • "$expected must be a well-formed block of HTML. capture (\&function, ...) - > ($text, $result) Invokes a function while grabbing stdout, so the "http response" doesn't flood the console that you're running the unit test from, and you can analyse the result in your test function."