Definition of Outcome

1. Noun. Something that results. "He listened for the results on the radio"

2. Noun. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon. "He acted very wise after the event"

Definition of Outcome

1. n. That which comes out of, or follows from, something else; issue; result; consequence; upshot.

Definition of Outcome

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A positive result or consequence. ¹

3. Noun. (context: probability theory) The result of a random trial. An element of a sample space. ¹

4. Noun. (context: education) The results or evidence of students' learning experience. Often used in place of ''desired outcomes''. ¹

5. Noun. ¹

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Definition of Outcome

1. a result [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Outcome

outcome (current term)
outcome variable

Literary usage of Outcome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Short Stories in the Making: A Writers' and Students' Introduction to the by Robert Wilson Neal (1914)
"THE FALLING ACTION BRINGS THE outcome AND CLOSE 1. Broadly speaking, when the outcome has been made sure through the gaining, by one set of influences, ..."

2. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"Compulsory arbitration, carried to its logical outcome, means settlement of all distribution by public authority, and may be the entering wedge to socialism ..."

3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"His religion was the logical outcome of the latitudinarian views of his father. ... His works, especially his poetry —if he be a poet—are the outcome of ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Emboldened by the outcome of the Heidelberg Dispute, ... The most tangible outcome of this disputation was that, while it opened the eyes of Duke George to ..."

5. Europe Since 1815 by Charles Downer Hazen (1910)
"Dualism the outcome of German evolution. could hope to exercise a power they would not grant to either of the greater. Moreover, they believed that any ..."

6. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"St. Bernard blamed because of the disastrous outcome of the crusade. That St. Bernard was preaching the word of God is proved by many miracles. ..."

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