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English noun: result

1. result (phenomenon) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon


SamplesThe magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise.
His decision had depressing consequences for business.
He acted very wise after the event.


Synonymsconsequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, upshot


Broader (hypernym)phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, bandwagon effect, branch, brisance, butterfly effect, by-product, byproduct, change, coattails effect, Coriolis effect, dent, domino effect, fallout, harvest, impact, influence, knock-on effect, materialisation, materialization, offset, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, placebo effect, position effect, product, repercussion, response, reverberation, side effect, spillover, wake, wallop

2. result (communication) a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem


SamplesThey were trying to find a peaceful solution.
The answers were in the back of the book.
He computed the result to four decimal places.


Synonymsanswer, resolution, solution, solvent


Broader (hypernym)statement


Narrower (hyponym)denouement

3. result (event) something that results


SamplesHe listened for the results on the radio.


Synonymsfinal result, outcome, resultant, termination


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, finish


Narrower (hyponym)aftermath, consequence, deal, decision, decision, denouement, just deserts, poetic justice, separation, sequel, subsequence, worst

4. result (communication) the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause


Synonymsresultant role


Broader (hypernym)participant role, semantic role


English verb: result

1. result (stative) issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end


SamplesResult in tragedy.


Synonymsensue


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)prove, turn out, turn up


Narrower (hyponym)be due, come, come after, fall out, flow from, follow, follow

2. result (stative) have as a result or residue


SamplesThe water left a mark on the silk dress.
Her blood left a stain on the napkin.


Synonymslead, leave


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring about, give rise, produce


Narrower (hyponym)lead


Verb groupleave, leave

3. result (change) come about or follow as a consequence


SamplesNothing will result from this meeting.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place









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