result

[ri-zuhlt]
verb (used without object)
1.
to spring, arise, or proceed as a consequence of actions, circumstances, premises, etc.; be the outcome.
2.
to terminate or end in a specified manner or thing.
noun
3.
something that happens as a consequence; outcome.
4.
Mathematics. a quantity, expression, etc., obtained by calculation.
5.
Often, results. a desirable or beneficial consequence, outcome, or effect: We had definite results within weeks.
Idioms
6.
get results, to obtain a notable or successful result or response; be effective.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English resulten (v.) < Anglo-Latin resultāre to arise as a consequence, Latin: to spring back, rebound, equivalent to re- re- + -sultāre, combining form of saltāre to dance (frequentative of salīre to leap, spring)


1. flow, come, issue. See follow. 2. resolve, eventuate. 3. conclusion, issue, end, product, fruit. See effect.


3. cause.
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result (rɪˈzʌlt)
 
n
1.  something that ensues from an action, policy, course of events, etc; outcome; consequence
2.  a number, quantity, or value obtained by solving a mathematical problem
3.  (US) a decision of a legislative body
4.  (often plural) the final score or outcome of a sporting contest
5.  a favourable result, esp a victory or success
 
vb
6.  (often foll by from) to be the outcome or consequence (of)
7.  (foll by in) to issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc); end: to result in tragedy
8.  property law (of an undisposed or partially disposed of interest in land) to revert to a former owner when the prior interests come to an end
 
[C15: from Latin resultāre to rebound, spring from, from re- + saltāre to leap]

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result
early 15c., from M.L. resultare "to result," in classical L. "to spring forward, rebound," frequentative of pp. of resilire "to rebound" (see resilience). The noun is 1620s, from the verb.
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Example sentences
If true, it is a result that would change the world.
The result is that almost two-thirds of the university's total tuition revenue
  comes from one-third of its students.
If the new result is confirmed, however, it should be able to do so.
Mirages are a direct result of photons taking the path of minimum time in
  vertical temperature gradients.
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