Meaning of “outcome” in the English Dictionary

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"outcome" in British English

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outcomenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈaʊt.kʌm/ us /ˈaʊt.kʌm/

C1 a result or effect of an action, situation, etc.:

It's too early to predict the outcome of the meeting.

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  • The weather decided the outcome of the cricket match.
  • The economy is regarded as the decisive/key factor which will determine the outcome of the general election.
  • What's the likely outcome of this whole business?
  • He was hopeful about the outcome of the meeting.
  • It would be foolhardy to try and predict the outcome of the talks at this stage.

(Definition of “outcome” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outcome" in American English

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outcomenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑʊtˌkʌm/

the result or effect of an action, situation, or event:

It’s too early to predict the outcome of the election.

mathematics An outcome is one of the possible results in a probability (= likelihood) experiment.

(Definition of “outcome” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"outcome" in Business English

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outcomenoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk /ˈaʊtkʌm/ us

the result or effect of an action, situation, etc.:

It's too early to predict the outcome of the meeting.

(Definition of “outcome” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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