[rɪˈzʌlt] noun I
1) [C/U] something that is caused directly by something else
He said the argument was the result of a misunderstanding.[/ex]
York Road will be closed and delays are likely as a result.[/ex]
Colby died as the result of a heart attack.[/ex]
Whichever method you use, the end result is the same.[/ex]
2) [C] the final score in a sports game, the number of votes that someone gets in an election, or the number of points that someone gets in a competition
The election result was a disaster for the party.[/ex]
3) [C] a piece of information that you get by examining, studying, or calculating something
The results of the survey will be published shortly.[/ex]
4) [C] British
the mark that a student gets in an examination
You should get your exam results next week.[/ex]
5) results
[plural] success that you achieve
He breaks rules, but he gets results.[/ex]
6) results
[plural] business a financial document that shows how well a company has done over a particular period of time
7) results
[plural] the number of votes that someone gets in an election
We'll see who controls Congress when the results are in (= when the winner is announced).[/ex]
verb [I]
result */*/*/[rɪˈzʌlt]
to be caused directly by something that happened previously
The arrests resulted from an anonymous telephone call.[/ex]
- result in sth

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