result has definitions from the field of grammar
[ noun ] a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon


"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The City_Purchasing_Department , the jury said , `` is lacking in experienced clerical personnel as a result of city personnel policies '' .

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Garden_Fresh , the result of a mating of Better_Self and Rosy_Fingered , seems to improve with each start and appeared to win the St._Patrick's_Day_Purse with some speed in reserve .

(The Providence Journal...)

It has all been done in superb style , and the result is a show which deserves the support of every person hereabouts who enjoys good musical_theater .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

These conditions man did not keep , and thus he became mortal ; yet he did not stop being human as a result .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Yet no detail was too small to receive attention from this master , and as a result the playing here has humor , delicacy , and radiant humanity .

[ verb ] issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end




"result in tragedy"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

A quick touchdown resulted .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

You definitely hear some of the instruments close_up and others farther back , with the difference in placement apparently more distinct than would result from the nearer instruments merely being louder than the ones farther back .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

There may be a number of secondary effects resulting from diffusion through buildings such_as widespread contamination of kitchens , restaurants , food stores , hospitals , etc. .

In some instances a different clinical disease picture may result from this route of exposure , making diagnosis difficult .

Let us assume that it would be possible for an enemy to create an aerosol of the causative agent of epidemic typhus ( Rickettsia_prowazwki ) over City A and that a large_number of cases of typhus_fever resulted therefrom .

[ verb ] result in


lead leave


"The water left a mark on the silk dress" "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

Used in print

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Working in a vacuum of minimal information can result only in show_pieces that look good in exhibitions and catalogs and may please the public_relations department but have little to do with the essence of interior_design .

No one can deny that these `` back_door '' admissions to membership provisions have been seriously abused nor that they have not resulted in the admission of downright incompetents to membership in supposedly learned societies .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Political theoretical understanding , although almost at a standstill during this century , did develop during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries , and resulted in a flood of inventions which increased the possibility for man to coexist with man .

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

This calculation results in an enthalpy rise which is somewhat high because it assumes a mass flow equally distributed over the plug cross_section whereas in_reality the mass velocity is expected to be smaller in the regions of higher temperatures .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

It is the exploitation of the inherent potential of infectious_disease agents by scientific research and development , resulting in the production of BW weapons_systems .

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bring_about lead leave leave

[ noun ] a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem


"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"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

These are the results .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

This material proved to be unsatisfactory , since we could not obtain reproducible results on various portions of the sample .

Since **f is ferromagnetic , we felt that any results obtained from the magnetically contaminated **f would be suspect .

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

We are reporting these investigations here briefly because of their relevancy to problems of the study of apparently simple exchange reactions of chlorine and because the results furnish some information on the activation_energy for abstraction of chlorine atoms from carbon_tetrachloride .

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

Homozygous and heterozygous * * f cells , * * f and homozygous and heterozygous * * f cells were used to test each sample ; however , in the interest of clarity and conciseness only the results obtained with homozygous * * f and homozygous * * f cells will be presented here .

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statement denouement solve

[ noun ] something that results


"he listened for the results on the radio"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Moritz was bothered during the first two games this year by a pulled muscle in the thigh of his right ( kicking ) leg and , as a result , several of his successful conversions have gone barely far enough .

Moritz said Monday his leg feels fine and , as a result , he hopes to start practicing field_goals this week .

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

The results were good although they are difficult to compare with hand brushing , particularly when the individual knows how to brush his teeth properly .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

As_a_matter_of_fact , this latter approach has already been tried , and with pleasing results .

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

As a result , although we still make use of this distinction , there is much confusion as_to the meaning of the basic terms employed .

[ noun ] (grammar) the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause



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