outcome

[ out-kuhm ]
/ ˈaʊtˌkʌm /

noun

a final product or end result; consequence; issue.
a conclusion reached through a process of logical thinking.

Nearby words

  1. outburst,
  2. outcast,
  3. outcaste,
  4. outclass,
  5. outclimb,
  6. outcrop,
  7. outcross,
  8. outcry,
  9. outcurve,
  10. outdare

Origin of outcome

First recorded in 1175–1225, outcome is from the Middle English word utcume. See out-, come

Synonym study

1, 2. See end1.

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British Dictionary definitions for outcome

outcome

/ (ˈaʊtˌkʌm) /

noun

something that follows from an action, dispute, situation, etc; result; consequence
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Word Origin and History for outcome

outcome

n.

1788, "that which results from something," originally Scottish, from out + come (v.). Popularized in English by Carlyle (c.1830s). Used in Middle English in sense of "act or fact of coming out" (c.1200). Old English had utancumen (n.) "stranger, foreigner."

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