result

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈzʌlt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈzʌlt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri zult)


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result - effect
‘result’
A result of something is an event or situation that happens or exists because of it.
The result of this announcement was that the share price of the company rose by 10 per cent.
I nearly missed the flight as a result of getting stuck in traffic.
I cut my own hair – often with disastrous results.
‘effect’
When something produces a change in a thing or person, don't refer to this change as a ‘result’ on the thing or person. The word you use is effect.
Diet has a significant effect on your health.
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