What does outcome mean?

Definitions for outcome
ˈaʊtˌkʌmout·come

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. result, resultant, final result, outcome, termination(noun)

    something that results

    "he listened for the results on the radio"

  2. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot(noun)

    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. outcome(Noun)

    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. outcome(Noun)

    A positive result or consequence.

  3. outcome(Noun)

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

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

  4. outcome(Noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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. Bonnie Glaser:

    I know the U.S. does not want that outcome. Nobody wants to give the Chinese a new no-go zone and an effective territorial sea they are not entitled to.

  2. Shane McLeod:

    Just trying to figure out how do we do this ; what is going to be the best possible outcome for us has been quite a driving factor, we've spent a lot of time working out how we best prepare for the Olympics in these current circumstances and a lot more detailed conversations with our sports science colleagues.

  3. Matthias Rusinski:

    What you are seeing is thin volumes as a solid portion of the market is awaiting the outcome of the Fed meeting.

  4. Brian Lee:

    We obviously know that depression is a bad thing like any other mental health outcome, it’s less recognized that mental health outcomes affect other people than the people themselves. So for parents or guardians, a vulnerable population would be their children.

  5. Selina Soule:

    We all know the outcome of the race before it even starts; its demoralizing, i fully support and am happy for these athletes for being true to themselves. They should have the right to express themselves in school, but athletics have always had extra rules to keep the competition fair.

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