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Result appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Usage statistics for the noun result:

spoken English24.58%written English75.42% conversational speech11.76%task-oriented speech88.24% imaginative writing11.16%informational writing88.84%
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Result is sometimes a misspelling of results.

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Definition of the noun result

What does result mean as a name of something?

Result is one of the top 100 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: results

  1. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonyms of result: consequence / effect / event / issue / outcome / upshot
    • more generic word: phenomenon = any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
    • more specific terms:
      • materialisation / materialization / offspring = something that comes into existence as a result
      • aftereffect = any result that follows its cause after an interval
      • aftermath / backwash / wake = the consequences of an event
      • bandwagon effect = the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity
      • brisance = the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion
      • butterfly effect = the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
      • by-product / byproduct = a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
      • change = the result of alteration or modification
      • coattails effect = the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party
      • Coriolis effect = an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation
      • dent = an appreciable consequence
      • domino effect = the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events
      • harvest = the consequence of an effort or activity
      • impact / wallop = a forceful consequence
      • influence = the effect of one thing (or person) on another
      • knock-on effect = a secondary or incidental effect
      • outgrowth / offshoot / branch / offset = a natural consequence of development
      • product = a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances
      • placebo effect = any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do
      • position effect = the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
      • reverberation / repercussion = a remote or indirect consequence of some action
      • response = a result
      • side effect / fallout = any adverse and unwanted secondary effect
      • spillover = any indirect effect of public expenditure
  2. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    • example: he computed the result to four decimal places
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of result: answer / resolution / solution / solvent
    • more generic word: statement = a message that is stated or declared
    • more specific word: denouement = the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
  3. something that results
  4. the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause

Alternative definition of the noun result


  1. That which results; the conclusion or end to which any course or condition of things leads, or which is obtained by any process or operation; consequence or effect; as, the result of a course of action; the result of a mathematical operation.
  2. The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort
  3. [legal] The decision or determination of a court, council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
  4. [sport] The final score in a game.
  5. [by extension] A positive or favourable outcome for someone.

Specialised definition of the noun result

Glossary of sports

the outcome of a game or match (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb result

What does result mean as a doing word?

Result is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: resulted | resulting | results

  1. issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
  2. produce as a result or residue
  3. come about or follow as a consequence

Alternative definition of the verb result


  1. To proceed, spring or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor.
  2. To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; -- followed by in; as, this measure will result in good or in evil.
  3. [legal] To return to the proprietor (or heirs) after a reversion

Other definitions of result

What does result also mean?


  1. [UK] An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.


  1. "RESULT" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Result" is a musical album of Love Dance.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  3. "Result" is a musical EP of Dean Olbricht.
    • released on
  4. "Result" is a musical single of Nami Tamaki.
    • released on (9 years ago)


"Result" a.k.a. "Result!" is a book by Neil Arksey.


  1. Result is a three-masted cargo schooner built in Carrickfergus in 1893. She was a working ship until 1967, and served for a short time in the Royal Navy as a Q-ship during World War I.
    • also known as Q-23
  2. result: should be either "true" or "false".

Phrases with Result

  1. No Result
  2. As a Result
  3. final result

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Result

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Google previewDecision Support Systems: Experiences and Expectations (2014)

Proceedings of the IFIP TC8/WG 8.3 Working Conference on Decision Support Systems: Experiences and Expectations, Fontainebleau, France, 30 June - 3 July 1992 by T. Jelassi, M.R. Klein, W.M. Mayon-White

the result is a pseudograph, and if edges may be repeated as well, the result is a multigraph. Thus, all simple graphs are pseudographs, and all pseudographs are multigraphs. A directed graph or ...

Google previewAdventure Coaching; A Guidebook for Action-Based Success in Life and Work (2006)

by Doug Gray

The result is a map that helps anyone travel with confidence into unfamilhelps anyone travel with confidence into unfamilhelps anyone travel with confidence into unfamilhelps anyone travel with confidence into unfamilhelps anyone travel with ...

Google previewStatistics and Data Interpretation for Social Work (2011)

by Gloria Rosenthal, James A. Rosenthal, PhD

the result is a sum. For instance, 3 3 6 (the sum is 6). When one number is subtracted from another, the result is a difference. For instance, 5 4 1 (the difference is 1). When two numbers ...

Google previewNMR for Physical and Biological Scientists (2008)

by Thomas C. Pochapsky, Susan Pochapsky

The result is that the induced magnetization partially counters the applied field, resulting in a magnetic field Beff = B0 + B < B0 less in the bulk matter...

Ifχ is positive, the result is an increase in the field within the sample over that in a vacuum, Beff > B0.

The result is a small but detectable difference in the Zeeman splitting (and Larmor frequency) observed for a given nuclear spin depending on where ...

Google previewI-physics Iv' 2006 Ed.

The result is that all charges are on the surface of a solid conductor. If the conductor is hollow, excess charges will move to the outer surface. If a closed metal container is charged, there will be no charges on the inside surfaces of the container ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

If these separate information channels approximate to visible parts of the spectrum and they are combined using similar passbands, the result is a true- color image. Where any one or all of the channels is made of invisible radiation or the ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness (2007)

by Philip David Zelazo, Morris Moscovitch, Evan Thompson

The result is that such forebrain structures as the amygdala (in the limbic, emotion-mediating brain) and the posterolateral cortex (in the multimodal sensory brain) are bombarded with cholinergically mediated internal activation waves during ...

Google previewNational Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16

Identifying and definitional attributes Metadata item type: Data Element Technical name: Ventricular ejection fraction—test result, percentage N[N].N Synonymous names: EF result (percentage) METeOR identifier: 347002 Registration status: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

and integrating over θ we obtain for large values of r the asymptotic result [31] which has solutions ψ 1 ). Here the phase shift, δ l (r)= a 1 sin(kr − lπ /2+ δl , for the l th partial wave contains all the information about ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

usually the result of operation, and produced by a knife or similar instrument. The edges of the wound can remain in apposition, and it should heal by first intention. Lacerated w. one with torn edges and tissues, usually the result of ...

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Usage statistics about result

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun result:

spoken English24.58%written English75.42% conversational speech11.76%task-oriented speech88.24% imaginative writing11.16%informational writing88.84%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun result:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb result:


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Quotes about Result

Good judgement is the result of experience ... Experience is the result of bad judgement. (Fred Brooks)
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Scrabble value of R1E1S1U1L1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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