What is result?

  • (verb): Result in.
    Synonyms: leave, lead
    See also — Additional definitions below


A result (also called upshot) is the final consequence of a sequence of actions or events expressed qualitatively or quantitatively. Possible results include advantage, disadvantage, gain, injury, loss, value and victory. There may be a range of possible outcomes associated with an event depending on the point of view, historical distance or relevance. Reaching no result can mean that actions are inefficient, ineffective, meaningless or flawed.

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Hilbert's Problems - Table of Problems
2 !There is no consensus on whether results of Gödel and Gentzen give a solution to the problem as stated by Hilbert ... Result no, proved using Dehn invariants ... Result yes, illustrated by Gelfond's theorem or the Gelfond–Schneider theorem ...
Null Result
... In science, a null result is a result without the expected content that is, the proposed result is absent ... This does not imply a result of zero or nothing, simply a result that does not support the hypothesis ... In statistical hypothesis testing, a null result occurs when an experimental result is not significantly different from what is to be expected under the ...
IEEE Floating Point - Exception Handling
... on finite operands gives an exact infinite result, e.g ... Overflow (a result is too large to be represented correctly) (returns ±infinity by default (for round-to-nearest mode)) ... Underflow (a result is very small (outside the normal range) and is inexact) (returns a denormalized value by default) ...
July Revolution - Result
... The July Column, located on Place de la Bastille, commemorates the events of the Three Glorious Days ... This renewed French Revolution sparked an August uprising in Brussels and the Southern Provinces of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, leading to separation and the establishment of the Kingdom of Belgium ...
Nephritis - Complications
... As a result, red blood cells may leak out of damaged glomeruli, causing blood to appear in the urine (hematuria) ... Loss of necessary protein due to nephritis can result in several life-threatening symptoms ... This can result in blood clots causing sudden stroke ...

More definitions of "result":

  • (noun): The semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause.
    Synonyms: resultant role
  • (verb): Issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end.
    Example: "Result in tragedy"
    Synonyms: ensue
  • (noun): A statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem.
    Example: "He computed the result to four decimal places"
    Synonyms: solution, answer, resolution, solvent

Famous quotes containing the word result:

    A work of art is an abstract or epitome of the world. It is the result or expression of nature, in miniature. For, although the works of nature are innumerable and all different, the result or the expression of them all is similar and single.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    All which is beautiful and noble is the result of reason and calculation.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force but of dedication, of moral persuasion.
    Stephen Biko (1946–1977)