outcome

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Etymology[edit]

From out +‎ come.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊtkʌm/
  • Hyphenation: out‧come

Noun[edit]

outcome (plural outcomes)

  1. That which is produced or occurs as a result of an event or process.
    A quality automobile is the outcome of the work of skilled engineers and thousands of workers.
  2. (probability theory) The result of a random trial. An element of a sample space.
    Three is a possible outcome of tossing a six-sided die.
  3. (education) The anticipated or desired results or evidence of a learning experience (often used in the phrase learning outcomes).
    The outcomes of this course are outlined in your syllabus.
    Synonym: learning objective
  4. (chiefly sports) The scoreline; the result.
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Spain failed to move through the gears despite exerting control for lengthy spells and a measure of perspective must be applied immediately to the outcome.

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