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[n] the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
[n] 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"
[n] something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
[n] 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"
[v] issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end; "result in tragedy"
[v] result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

Misc. Definitions

\Re*sult"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Resulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Resulting}.] [F. r['e]sulter, fr. L. resultare, resultarum, to spring or leap back, v. intens. fr. resilire. See {Resile}.]
1. To leap back; to rebound. [Obs.] The huge round stone, resulting with a bound. --Pope.
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. To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor. Pleasure and peace do naturally result from a holy and good life. --Tillotson. {Resulting trust} (Law), a trust raised by implication for the benefit of a party granting an estate. The phrase is also applied to a trust raised by implication for the benefit of a party who advances the purchase money of an estate, etc. --Bouvier. {Resulting use} (Law), a use which, being limited by the deed, expires or can not vest, and thence returns to him who raised it. --Bouvier. Syn: To proceed; spring; rise; arise; ensue; terminate.
\Re*sult"\, n.
1. A flying back; resilience. [Obs.] Sound is produced between the string and the air by the return or the result of the string. --Bacon.
2. 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. If our proposals once again were heard, We should compel them to a quick result. --Milton.
3. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree. Then of their session ended they bid cry With trumpet's regal sound the great result. --Milton. Syn: Effect; consequence; conclusion; inference; issue; event. See {Effect}.

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