I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin resultare, from Latin, to rebound, from re- + saltare to leap — more at saltation Date: 15th century 1. a. to proceed or arise as a consequence, effect, or conclusion <
death resulted from the disease
b. to have an issue or result <
the disease resulted in death
2. revert 2 II. noun Date: 1610 1. something that results as a consequence, issue, or conclusion; also beneficial or tangible effect ; fruit 2. something obtained by calculation or investigation • resultful adjectiveresultless adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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