outcome

noun
out·​come | \ˈau̇t-ˌkəm \

Definition of outcome 

: something that follows as a result or consequence a surprising outcome patient outcomes of bypass surgery We are still awaiting the final outcome of the trial.

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Examples of outcome in a Sentence

the outcome of the election We are still awaiting the final outcome of the trial. There are two possible outcomes.
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So wise predictor of outcomes, what’s happening this week that is going to keep haunting the world of tech and business for months to come? Eric Johnson, Recode, "Tesla’s board is too weak to stop its CEO Elon Musk from tweeting," 5 Oct. 2018 The Delaware Democratic primary on September 6 will be another test of the progressive movement, but regardless of outcome, Harris sees it all as part of a larger narrative focused on community mobilization. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Delaware Democratic Senate Hopeful Kerri Harris Is a Queer Woman of Color Who Wants Politicians With "Diversity of Experience"," 29 Aug. 2018 There is growing consensus that integration is key to promoting a wide range of positive outcomes for all residents by improving access to economic opportunity. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Can they be created without displacing anyone?," 21 Aug. 2018 The indictment makes no mention of the election outcome. Amber Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "6 questions about the indictment of 12 Russians for hacking," 13 July 2018 Regardless of the outcome Saturday, this Wimbledon is a resounding triumph — not only for Williams, but for the millions who've been uplifted just by watching her. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "Of all Serena's triumphs, this Wimbledon run is the most impressive," 12 July 2018 Along those lines, consider the wide spectrum of potential outcomes for McCoy. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Potential Legal Ramifications of the Disturbing Accusations Against LeSean McCoy," 11 July 2018 And regardless of the trial outcome, Monsanto will soon get the rebranding benefit of a new name, thanks to the $66 billion buyout by pharmaceutical giant Bayer. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "Monsanto's Roundup Is on Trial. The Charge: Causing Cancer," 10 July 2018 But one of the most memorable—and certainly most publicly visible—outcomes of his meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong was the gifting of pandas Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing to the National Zoo. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "A Primer on the Zoo’s Possibly Pregnant Giant Panda," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of outcome

1788, in the meaning defined above

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outcome

noun

English Language Learners Definition of outcome

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

outcome

noun
out·​come | \ˈau̇t-ˌkəm \

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