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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 management

In management and related fields, a result is a piece of information that has certain properties in absolute terms or in relation to previous results or settings:

positive (+) neutral (0) negative (-)
profitability profit balance loss
contest win tie loss
confrontation victory armistice defeat
competition success no change failure
change increase stagnation decrease
causality direct random indirect
reliability reliable undetermined unreliable
credibility confirmed / verified unknown denied / falsified
consistency consistent equivalent inconsistent
sensitivity public / open unclassified classified / secret
fragility antifragile robust fragile
accuracy accurate / true undefined / null inaccurate / false
relevance important normal negligible / meaningless

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