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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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. Rob Carnell:

    It's difficult to see why you wouldn't be at least thinking, there is a 'good profit-taking opportunity right now' and positioning for a slightly worse outcome.

  2. Jeremy Hunt:

    The outcome of that investigation will inform our assessment of future export license applications to the Hong Kong police.

  3. European Securities and Markets Authority:

    PFOF raises serious investor protection concerns, pFOF causes a clear conflict of interest between the firm and its clients, because it incentivises the firm to choose the third party offering the highest payment, rather than the best possible outcome for its clients when executing their orders.

  4. Nicoley Baublies:

    We want to ratchet up the pressure in mediation with the outcome of the ballot.

  5. Andjelko Milardovic:

    Anything is possible in the run-off, but for the HDZ, the outcome if this ballot is almost irrelevant. There is such a great likelihood that they will return to power in the general election next year, given the SDP's failed promises and loss of trust.

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