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Definition 1: a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where result or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for result in the sense of this definition

(result is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of result ) the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work

Definition 2: the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for result in the sense of this definition

(result is a kind of ...) (linguistics) the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause

Definition 3: something that results - [noun denoting event]

Samples where result or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he listened for the results on the radio

Synonyms for result in the sense of this definition

(result is a kind of ...) event whose occurrence ends something

"his death marked the ending of an era" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

(... is a kind of result ) the outcome of a complex sequence of events

(... is a kind of result ) the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)

"he got a good deal on his car"

(... is a kind of result ) the outcome of a game or contest

"the team dropped three decisions in a row"

(... is a kind of result ) (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred

"had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"

(... is a kind of result ) the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

(... is a kind of result ) the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)

(... is a kind of result ) something that follows something else

(... is a kind of result ) the least favorable outcome

"the worst that could happen"

Definition 4: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where result or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for result in the sense of this definition

(result is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(... is a kind of result ) a forceful consequence; a strong effect

"the book had an important impact on my thinking" "the book packs a wallop"

(... is a kind of result ) the effect of one thing (or person) on another

"the influence of mechanical action"

(... is a kind of result ) a secondary or incidental effect

(... is a kind of result ) a natural consequence of development

(... is a kind of result ) a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances

"skill is the product of hours of practice" "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"

(... is a kind of result ) 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; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs

(... is a kind of result ) (genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome

(... is a kind of result ) a remote or indirect consequence of some action

"his declaration had unforeseen repercussions" "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"

(... is a kind of result ) a result

"this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

(... is a kind of result ) any adverse and unwanted secondary effect

"a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"

(... is a kind of result ) the consequence of an effort or activity

"they gathered a harvest of examples" "a harvest of love"

(... is a kind of result ) the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)

(... is a kind of result ) an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

"it made a dent in my bank account"

(... is a kind of result ) something that comes into existence as a result

"industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring" "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"

(... is a kind of result ) any result that follows its cause after an interval

(... is a kind of result ) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

"the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

(... is a kind of result ) the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity

"in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity" "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"

(... is a kind of result ) the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion

(... is a kind of result ) 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

(... is a kind of result ) a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence

(... is a kind of result ) the result of alteration or modification

"there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs" "there had been no change in the mountains"

(... is a kind of result ) (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party

"he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"

(... is a kind of result ) (physics) 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; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere

(... is a kind of result ) (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

Definition 5: come about or follow as a consequence - [verb of change]

Samples where result or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nothing will result from this meeting

(result is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

Definition 6: issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end - [verb of stative]

Samples where result or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • result in tragedy

Synonyms for result in the sense of this definition

(result is a kind of ...) be shown or be found to be

"She proved to be right" "The medicine turned out to save her life" "She turned up HIV positive"

(... is a kind of result ) happen as a result

"Nothing good will come of this"

(... is a kind of result ) be the result of

(... is a kind of result ) come as a logical consequence; follow logically

"It follows that your assertion is false" "the theorem falls out nicely"

(... is a kind of result ) come after in time, as a result

"A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"

Definition 7: produce as a result or residue - [verb of stative]

Samples where result or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for result in the sense of this definition

(result is a kind of ...) cause to happen, occur or exist

"This procedure produces a curious effect" "The new law gave rise to many complaints" "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor" "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"

(... is a kind of result ) tend to or result in

"This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"

(result has a similar meaning as ...) act or be so as to become in a specified state

"The inflation left them penniless" "The president's remarks left us speechless"

(result has a similar meaning as ...) have left or have as a remainder

"That left the four of us" "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

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