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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Undaunted, Deerfield staged a three-run rally in their half of the frame for the 10-9 outcome. Emmett Hall, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deerfield Beach Little League Junior Division All-Stars ready for trip to Florida's capital," 12 July 2018 While replays have reversed a few bad decisions, the outcome has been largely disappointing. Alejandro Chacoff, The Atlantic, "Soccer Has No Interest in Fairness," 12 July 2018 In a sop to them, the cabinet has agreed to step up preparations for such an outcome. The Economist, "Britain’s new Brexit plan is savaged—by its own Brexit secretary," 9 July 2018 That helped him prepare for one outcome of venturing that newcomers can find unsettling. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "Defense Industry Adds Venture Capital to Its Arsenal," 5 July 2018 Moreover, depression is a risk factor for adverse outcomes in cardiovascular disease patients. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Midlife Fitness May Protect Against Later Depression," 27 June 2018 But Trump allies had been hopeful for a different outcome in Virginia — mainly because of a hearing last month in which Judge Ellis was pretty tough on Mueller’s team. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Nothing is going right for Paul Manafort lately," 26 June 2018 Depending on your workout goal, the speed of movement can be varied for different outcomes. Jason Wanlass, idahostatesman, "Embrace the benefits of resistance tubing for a well-rounded workout," 22 June 2018 There’s nothing wrong with searching for a way to help patients with a terminal illness beat the odds of their prognosis — unless doctors haven’t prepared the patients for the far more likely outcome, Gawande says. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "Five ideas that might steer Gawande as CEO of Amazon-backed health company," 20 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

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out·come | \ˈau̇t-ˌkəm \

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