What does outcome mean?

Definitions for outcome
ˈaʊtˌkʌmout·come

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. result, resultant, final result, outcome, terminationnoun

    something that results

    "he listened for the results on the radio"

  2. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotnoun

    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

Wiktionary

  1. outcomenoun

    Information, event, object or state of being produced as a result or consequence of a plan, process, accident, effort or other similar action or occurrence.

    A quality automobile is the outcome of the work of skilled engineers and thousands of workers.

  2. outcomenoun

    A positive result or consequence.

  3. outcomenoun

    The result of a random trial. An element of a sample space.

    Three is a possible outcome of tossing a six-sided die.

  4. outcomenoun

    The results or evidence of students' learning experience. Often used in place of desired outcomes.

    The outcomes of this course are outlined in your syllabus.

Freebase

  1. Outcome

    In game theory, an outcome is a set of moves or strategies taken by the players, or it is their payoffs resulting from the actions or strategies taken by all players. The two are complementary in that, given knowledge of the set of strategies of all players, the final state of the game is known, as are any relevant payoffs. In a game where chance or a random event is involved, the outcome is not known from only the set of strategies, but is only realized when the random event are realized. A set of payoffs can be considered a set of N-tuples, where N is the number of players in the game, and the cardinality of the set is equal to the total number of possible outcomes when the strategies of the players are varied. The payoff set can thus be partially ordered, where the partial ordering comes from the value of each entry in the N-tuple. How players interact to allocate the payoffs among themselves is a fundamental aspect of economics.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outcome

    owt′kum, n. the issue: consequence: result.

Editors Contribution

  1. outcome

    A result.

    The outcome was great news, they were getting married very soon.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outcome' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2736

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outcome' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4128

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outcome' in Nouns Frequency: #990

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outcome in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outcome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of outcome in a Sentence

  1. Alison Bateman-House:

    The FDA’s participation in this process helps protect patients from what may be an even worse outcome than what they are facing, by seeking to remove The FDA from approving compassionate use attempts, right to try laws remove an essential safeguard.

  2. Donald Trump:

    People are saying, wow, what a great outcome.

  3. General Electric:

    The statement of objections is a standard part of the Phase II investigation process and does not prejudge the final outcome of the procedure, we continue to work constructively with the (European) Commission, including exploring potential remedies that would address concerns and preserve the deal economics.

  4. Van Horn:

    That could very well be a critical piece of the final resolutions with their landlords going forward, a sharing arrangement could be a very significant win-win outcome for both landlords and the company.

  5. Glenn Flux:

    If we personalise treatment according to the radiation dose delivered to the tumour, then we should have a better outcome, i think it will have a huge impact.

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