a final product or end result; consequence; issue.
a conclusion reached through a process of logical thinking.
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How to use outcome in a sentence
All of these outcomes — in which Republicans hold power despite winning fewer votes — are baked into the American system.
The coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed over 189,000 lives across the country, including more than 4,900 in Louisiana, offers a rare opportunity to study the public health outcomes of both short- and long-term air pollution exposure.New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas | by Lylla Younes, ProPublica, and Sara Sneath | September 11, 2020 | ProPublica
The mean outcome of our House simulations has Democrats winning 235 seats, while Republicans win 200 seats — essentially unchanged from the 2018 outcome.Our Forecast: Biden Has a Commanding (But Not Certain) Lead | Daniel Malloy | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
We then run simulations on our predictions to derive the range of possible outcomes.The Forecast: The Methodology Behind Our 2020 Election Model | Daniel Malloy | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
Unlike paid media, earned media lacks the tools to form trustworthy predictions about the outcomes, which can make potential SEO customers indecisive.SEO proposals: Particular challenges and how to avoid getting a silent no | SEOmonitor | September 10, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
The possibility that the same outcome could happen another way -- namely a guy asks me out -- keeps me from taking action.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating | Ellie Schaack | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Rome, he writes, the chicken “predicted the outcome of battles.”The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity | William O’Connor | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack | Marlow Stern | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The outcome of the rum feud is critical for both Bacardi and Pernod Ricard, because the winner could net billions in future sales.
The poverty of earlier days was the outcome of the insufficiency of human labor to meet the primal needs of human kind.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The vision itself is an outcome of that divine discontent which raises man above his environment.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
This, thought I, is a dismal-looking outcome—two men and a dead horse left high and dry on the sun-flooded prairie.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The outcome of the wrangle was a purely personal accommodation of an essentially momentary character.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
They had awaited the outcome of the Sands-Chester transaction rather from curiosity than any doubt as to the result.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for outcome
something that follows from an action, dispute, situation, etc; result; consequence
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