Meaning of OUTCOME in English


ˈau̇tˌkəm noun

( -s )

Etymology: out (III) + come (after come out, v.)


a. : something that comes out of or follows from an activity or process : consequence , result

this book is the outcome of some 30 years of travel, study and observation — O.S.Nock

the outcome of the electron

outcome of the game

b. : something that is arrived at on the basis of logic or reason : conclusion

if the principles … are accepted, certain outcomes as to postschool and out-of-school education follow — General Education in a Free Society

it has no positive outcome and suffered from a certain cynicism — H.J.Laski

2. : outlet

offered no outcome for his energy

Synonyms: see effect

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.