result-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: the consequence or effect of an action or circumstance

Commentary: RESULT[+state][+consequence][+of_action][+preceding] a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

The tower collapsed as a result of safety violations.
Mary went to a new salon for a haircut but was displeased with the results.
The result of this bill will be higher taxes across the board.
Tom is a driven executive who gets results. (implies positive outcomes)
The oil industry posted better results at the close of the market today.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an empirical statement of observation

Commentary: RESULT[+information][+statement][+empirical][+of_observation]

He computed the result to four decimal places.
The empirical results of the two studies on CO2 absorption by the ocean do not agree.
We are hoping to publish our experimental results in Nature.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the outcome of a competitive event

Commentary: RESULT[+event][+outcome][+of_event][+competitive]
NOTE: implies there is a winner and loser(s)

He listened to the racing results on the radio.
The results of the most recent election have been called into question.
What was the result of today's game against the Yankees?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: grammatical role of a noun that is resultative

Commentary: RESULT[+role][+grammatical][+of_noun][+as_consequence][+of_action]

The noun 'disaster' is in the role of result in the sentence 'The disaster was caused by negligence'.
In that language the result role is marked with different morphology than the patient role.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4