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outcome

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noun out·come \ˈau̇t-ˌkəm\

Simple Definition of outcome

  • : something that happens as a result of an activity or process

Full Definition of outcome

  1. :  something that follows as a result or consequence <a surprising outcome> <patient outcomes of bypass surgery>

Examples of outcome

  1. the outcome of the election

  2. We are still awaiting the final outcome of the trial.

  3. There are two possible outcomes.



1788

First Known Use of outcome

1788


OUTCOME Defined for Kids

outcome

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noun out·come \ˈau̇t-ˌkəm\

Definition of outcome

  1. :  2result 1





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