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payoff

noun [C] (RESULT)    /ˈpeɪ.ɒf/ US  /-ɑːf/ informal
the result of a set of actions , or an explanation at the end of something: The payoff for years of research is a microscope which performs better than all of its competitors .Outcomes and consequences
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