outcome

noun out·come \ ˈau̇t-ˌkəm \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

  1. the outcome of the election

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

  3. There are two possible outcomes.

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First Known Use of outcome

1788


OUTCOME Defined for English Language Learners

outcome

noun

Definition of outcome for English Language Learners

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


OUTCOME Defined for Kids

outcome

noun out·come \ ˈau̇t-ˌkəm \

Definition of outcome for Students

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