outcome on Wikipedia



From out +‎ come.


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


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 results or evidence of students' learning experience. Often used in place of desired outcomes.
    The outcomes of this course are outlined in your syllabus.
  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.