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I am writing a technical paper where I have described an experiment resulting in "x". Then I go on to describe the result of a second experiment whose result was expected since the reason was deduced in the previous experiment (x). I'm looking for a phrase to tie the two sentences together but I did not want to use "as expected" or "it would follow".

I know there is another phrase out there that suits better but I can't seem to come up with it right now so I need your help. Thanks.

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Similar to "as expected" are "predictably," "as anticipated," and "not surprisingly." Similar to "it would follow" are "consequently" and "therefore." –  Sven Yargs Mar 7 '13 at 20:45
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Consider synonyms of consistent, such as compatible and congruent; eg, “Results of experiment B were consistent / compatible / congruent with those of experiment A.” Also consider in accord with; eg, “In accord with predictions based on experiment A, experiment B showed that...”

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"Confirming the hypothesis" always sounds good in a technical paper. Or "as hypothesized".

If you are noting agreement with previous results, you can say "validating/confirming results from...".

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"Corollary" is the usual technical/scientific term to describe the consequent or expected sets of derivative results or conclusions of a main theory, hypothesis or experiment.

cor·ol·lar·y (kôr-lr, kr-) n. pl. cor·ol·lar·ies

  1. A proposition that follows with little or no proof required from one already proven.
  2. A deduction or an inference.
  3. A natural consequence or effect; a result.

adj. Consequent; resultant.

For example,

I have thus concluded the 1st and 2nd experiments. The results of the 2nd experiment have demonstrated to be corollaries to those of the 1st.

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How about: clearly, apparently, obviously, evidently, patently?

The word obviously can sometimes affect readers adversely, "well, it wasn't so obvious to me."

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If the results of your second experiment were predicted by the first experiment then there was no need to carry the former. Maybe you deduced from the first experiment's results that the second experiment might give certain results, or you had doubts about the reasons for the results of the first experiment. In this case, maybe, as predicted is the wrong expression.

What about as indicated?

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"Therefore it proves that" also passes off in a technical paper.

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