Result

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.

Some types of result are as follows:

  • in general, the outcome of any kind of research, action or phenomenon
  • in games (e.g. cricket, lotteries) or wars, the result includes the identity of the victorious party and possibly the effects on the environment
  • in mathematics, the final value of a calculation (e.g. arithmetic operation), function or statistical expression, or the final statement of a theorem that has been proven
  • in statistics, any information analyzed, extracted or interpolated from polls, tests or logs
  • in computer sciences, the return value of a function, state of a system or list of records matching a query (e.g. web search). The result type is the data type of the data returned by a function.
  • in science, the outcome of an experiment (e.g. see null hypothesis)
  • in forensics and justice, the proof of guilt or innocence of a suspect after evaluating evidence in a criminal investigation
  • in economics and accounting, the profit or loss at the end of a fiscal period.
  • in democracy, the election of a representative or the outcome of a vote on a subject

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Other articles related to "result, results":

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 null hypothesis ...
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 ...
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) ...
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 ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word result:

    Nine-tenths of English poetic literature is the result either of vulgar careerism or of a poet trying to keep his hand in. Most poets are dead by their late twenties.
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)

    A common and natural result of an undue respect for law is, that you may see a file of soldiers, colonel, captain, corporal, privates, powder-monkeys, and all, marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It is said that a carpenter building a summer hotel here ... declared that one very clear day he picked out a ship coming into Portland Harbor and could distinctly see that its cargo was West Indian rum. A county historian avers that it was probably an optical delusion, the result of looking so often through a glass in common use in those days.
    —For the State of New Hampshire, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)