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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.


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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