What is the meaning of result?


  • A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon.
    • usage: "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
  • A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem.
    • usage: "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"
  • Something that results.
    • usage: "he listened for the results on the radio"
  • The semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause.


  • Issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end.
    • usage: "result in tragedy"
  • Have as a result or residue.
    • usage: "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
  • Come about or follow as a consequence.
    • usage: "nothing will result from this meeting"
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APAWordNet. (2010). result. Retrieved August 17, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/result/definitions/1219483
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