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out·come

 (out′kŭm′)
n.
An end result; a consequence. See Synonyms at effect.

outcome

(ˈaʊtˌkʌm)
n
something that follows from an action, dispute, situation, etc; result; consequence

out•come

(ˈaʊtˌkʌm)

n.
1. a final product or end result.
2. a conclusion reached through a process of logical thinking.
[1175–1225]

Outcome

 

bottom line The end result, the final outcome, the upshot; the net profit or loss of any transaction or undertaking, financial or otherwise. This accounting term for the final figure on a profit and loss statement has been incorporated into more general usage and extended in meaning as indicated above.

come out in the wash Work out for the best in the long run; turn out all right; become known. Just as dirt and stains are removed when clothes are washed, anything which hinders or serves to cloud the truth will be removed in the end.

pan out See SUCCESS.

spinoff A by-product or offshoot; a new company, invention, product, etc., that develops as a result of the success of a related, pre-existing concern. This expression has been popularized by its frequent application in the television industry to a new program centering around a supporting character from an already successful show. The expression also enjoys widespread use in the business and medical worlds.

The vaccine is the result of a new type of ultra high-speed centrifuge that is a spinoff from atomic weapons work conducted here by the Atomic Energy Commission. (Richard D. Lyons, in the New York Times, February, 1968)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outcome - something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
denouement - the outcome of a complex sequence of events
deal - the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement); "he got a good deal on his car"
decision - the outcome of a game or contest; "the team dropped three decisions in a row"
decision - (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred; "had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
aftermath, consequence - the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
just deserts, poetic justice - an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically)
separation - the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)
sequel, subsequence - something that follows something else
worst - the least favorable outcome; "the worst that could happen"
2.outcome - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenonoutcome - 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"
phenomenon - any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
offspring, materialisation, materialization - something that comes into existence as a result; "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
aftereffect - any result that follows its cause after an interval
aftermath, wake, backwash - the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
bandwagon effect - the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity; "in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity"; "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"
brisance - the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion
butterfly effect - the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
byproduct, by-product - a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
change - the result of alteration or modification; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
coattails effect - (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party; "he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"
Coriolis effect - (physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere
dent - an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account"
domino effect - the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)
harvest - the consequence of an effort or activity; "they gathered a harvest of examples"; "a harvest of love"
wallop, impact - a forceful consequence; a strong effect; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"
influence - the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
knock-on effect - a secondary or incidental effect
offshoot, outgrowth, branch, offset - a natural consequence of development
product - a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances; "skill is the product of hours of practice"; "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"
placebo effect - any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs
position effect - (genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
repercussion, reverberation - a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
response - a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
fallout, side effect - any adverse and unwanted secondary effect; "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"
spillover - (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

outcome

noun result, end, consequence, conclusion, end result, payoff (informal), upshot It's too early to predict the outcome of the race.

outcome

noun
Translations
نَتـِيجَةٌنَتيجَه
výsledek
resultat
lopputulos
ishod
útkoma, niîurstaîa
結果
결과
rezultatas
rezultāts, iznākums
izidrezultat
resultat
ผลลัพธ์
kết quả

outcome

[ˈaʊtkʌm] N (= result) → resultado m; (= consequences) → consecuencias fpl

outcome

[ˈaʊtkʌm] nissue f
What was the outcome of the negotiations? → Quelle a été l'issue des négociations?

outcome

nErgebnis nt, → Resultat nt; what was the outcome of your meeting?was ist bei eurem Treffen herausgekommen?; what was the outcome?was ist dabei herausgekommen?; I don’t know whether there’ll be any immediate outcomeich weiß nicht, ob es unmittelbar zu einem Ergebnis führen wird

outcome

[ˈaʊtˌkʌm] nesito, risultato

outcome

(ˈautkam) noun
the result. What was the outcome of your discussion?

outcome

نَتـِيجَةٌ výsledek resultat Ergebnis έκβαση resultado lopputulos résultat ishod esito 結果 결과 resultaat resultat rezultat resultado результат resultat ผลลัพธ์ sonuç kết quả 结果

outcome

n. resultado, consecuencia; [good] éxito;
the ___ of the treatment is excellentel ___ del tratamiento es excelente.

outcome

n resultado, desenlace m; outcomes research investigación f de resultados
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