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.
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.
Recent Examples of outcome from the Web
The outcome enabled American forces to take the offensive in the island-hopping battles to come over the next three years.
The primary outcome has sparked rumors of new candidates entering the race to block Mr. Krasner, though none have emerged.
A dispute between supporters of rival parties about the outcome of Kenya’s 2007 national vote triggered unrest that left at least 1,100 people dead and led 350,000 to flee their homes.
One possible outcome is for Spicer to replace Dubke, with deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking Spicer’s current job.
The rematch was no different in the way the game was played, though the outcome was reversed.
Doctors at the University of Toronto, meanwhile, evaluated the outcomes of hip-fracture surgeries and found that overlapping patients faced a higher risk for complications — and increased risk the longer the overlap lasted.
That is why, even before the polls closed yesterday, many Democratic voters in Montana expressed skepticism that the attack on Jacobs would change the outcome of the race.
Local school boards retain responsibility for the quality and outcomes.
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: something that happens as a result of an activity or process
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