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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
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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  • The resulting tensions have sometimes led to policy flip-flops.
  • When you're done, it's easy to e-mail the resulting diagram to others.
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  • And the resulting answer is often different from the school's mission statement.
  • The resulting dehydration seems to trigger the thirst and lethargy.
  • The second drama occurred at the show itself, when the photographers' platform collapsed, resulting in pandemonium.
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British Dictionary definitions for resulting

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 resulting

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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