outcome

noun
out·​come | \ ˈau̇t-ˌkəm How to pronounce outcome (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Officials involved in the twin efforts insist that they were not biased toward one outcome or the other. Katie Bo Williams And Natasha Bertrand, CNN, 7 June 2021 Clarke pulled the Tigers within two one last time with 6:23 left in the match, but Dorsten supplied his third goal that all but clinched the outcome with 5:06 to play. Matt Goul, cleveland, 6 June 2021 This point changed the value of the receivable dramatically, and the outcome of the entire case. Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 6 June 2021 Feeding South Florida contends errors by some of the evaluators who did the scoring tipped the outcome to Farm Share. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, 5 June 2021 The reason horror movies are bearable is the belief that on some level, conscious or not, the outcome can be controlled. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 5 June 2021 Because people, perhaps a substantial number of them, are willing to pay $49.99 to watch the outcome. Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, 5 June 2021 As in the past, the outcome of the Ravens season will be determined through the development of quarterback Lamar Jackson, and conceptual improvements in the passing game. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, 5 June 2021 No matter the outcome, most analysts expect the president to step up his attempts to concentrate power. David Luhnow, WSJ, 4 June 2021

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First Known Use of outcome

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outcome was in 1788

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9 Jun 2021

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“Outcome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outcome. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce outcome (audio) \

Kids Definition of outcome

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