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result

[ri-zuhlt] /rɪˈzʌlt/
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 of result
late Middle English
1375-1425
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)
Synonyms
1. flow, come, issue. See follow. 2. resolve, eventuate. 3. conclusion, issue, end, product, fruit. See effect.
Antonyms
3. cause.
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  • There are other instances, however, where convictions have resulted from such momentary glimpses.

    Science and the Criminal C. Ainsworth Mitchell
  • To-day we see the evils that have resulted from that change.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • This was agreed to, which resulted in the acquiescence of the hunters, and their appearance with the army, as we have seen.

    A Prince of Anahuac James A. Porter
  • Some of them resulted in terrible disasters of shipwreck and death.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle
  • He rode through the coulee without seeing a single cow and an exploration lasting over an hour resulted no better.

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
British Dictionary definitions for resulted

result

/rɪˈzʌlt/
noun
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 pl) the final score or outcome of a sporting contest
5.
a favourable result, esp a victory or success
verb (intransitive)
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
Word Origin
C15: from Latin resultāre to rebound, spring from, from re- + saltāre to leap
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Word Origin and History for resulted

result

v.

early 15c., "occur as a result, arise as a consequence," from Medieval Latin resultare "to result," in classical Latin "to spring forward, rebound," frequentative of past participle of resilire "to rebound" (see resilience). Related: Resulted; resulting.

n.

1620s, "action of springing back;" 1640s, "outcome, effect," from result (v.). Related: Results. Mathematical sense from 1771.

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