During reading a book in Japanese I stumbled upon a sentence impossible for me to translate


I fully understand the second part, but I just don't get the grammatical connection between 「結果」 and the second part of the sentence. I also don't understand the phrase 「手段づけて行く」 at all.


Take a look at how 「結果」 is used here:


I am sure that more flags were burned as a result of Congress passing that law than had ever been burned before.

Although the English translation of that example sentence has an awkward word order, your sentence would basically mean "as a result of A, B" where B is the part that you understood.

「目的の方向へ手段づけて行く」 means "to work towards a goal by means of something". In that part the 「づけて」 comes from 「付ける」 so 「手段づける」 would be literally "to attach means".


In this paragraph 結果 is placed in the middle, in English it's the first word of the sentence "As a result of ....."

手段づける = to make it available by each steps in real/ity (i.e. develop things)

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