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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 second flow results from the sun rotating faster at the equator than it does near the poles.
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  • The results of the study were the first to be released publicly since controversy over the dam has grown this year.
British Dictionary definitions for results

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 results

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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