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

How to pronounce outcome?

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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. Troyen Brennan:

    That could change as new data comes in on outcome measures.

  2. Major League Baseball:

    The health and safety protocols were designed with a challenging circumstance like the one facing The Marlins in mind. The response outlined in the joint MLB-MLBPA Operations Manual was triggered immediately upon learning of the cluster of positive cases, including contact tracing and the quarantining and testing of all of the identified close contacts. The The Marlins personnel who tested positive remain in isolation and are receiving care, in over 6,400 tests conducted since Friday, July 24th, there have been no new positives of on-field personnel from any of the other 29 Clubs. This outcome is in line with encouraging overall data since the June 27th start of testing. Through last Thursday, July 23rd, 99 of the 32,640 samples 0.3 % had been positive.

  3. Gilles Verniers:

    There is something deeper at play here that is not only the outcome of electoral strategy, there is a deeper, structural, societal transformation taking place.

  4. Jerry Taylor:

    In every other context where you have this degree of risk and uncertainty we rightly hedge, we rightly address the full range of possible outcomes, to not do so in the climate arena when you have this much at stake is incredible to me... Do we really want to go to Vegas and put all our money on one roulette wheel and say,' Well, that's the most possible outcome ?'.

  5. Credit Suisse analysts:

    The most likely outcome, with a 75 percent probability, is a deal, an unfortunate but predictable feature of European crisis decision-making is that such deals are only ever made at the last minute, 'at the edge of the abyss'.

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