verb (used without object)
- resultant tone,
Origin of result
Examples from the Web for result
The rebels though seemed somewhat chastened by the result despite more than doubling the anti-Boehner votes from two years ago.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The result is that drone operators are leaving the Air Force in droves.
As a result, training squadrons—called Formal Training Units (FTU)—are being staffed with less than half the people they need.
Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said the decline was a result of an effort to decrease gang violence.
Men and women who become infertile as a result of chemotherapy could also regain their reproductive capabilities.
That was the result, he thought, of his absurd whim of loitering about Berry town.
Sure of the result, he pressed with his finger tips upon the lower end of that short piece of board.Murder at Bridge|Anne Austin
They were driven out as the result of a Russian counterattack.
From the blood, thus imperfectly purified, may result kidney troubles and various diseases of the liver and the stomach.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
On the 14th November, 1913, Mr. Summers died of blood poisoning, the result of cutting a corn with a blunt razor.De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bona|Ernest Evan Spicer
Word Origin for result
early 15c., "occur as a result, arise as a consequence," from Medieval Latin resultare "to result," in classical Latin "to spring forward, rebound," frequentative of past participle of resilire "to rebound" (see resilience). Related: Resulted; resulting.
1620s, "action of springing back;" 1640s, "outcome, effect," from result (v.). Related: Results. Mathematical sense from 1771.