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"outlook" in British English

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outlooknoun

uk   us   /ˈaʊt.lʊk/
  • outlook noun (FUTURE SITUATION)

C1 [S] the ​likelyfuturesituation: The outlook for the ​economy is ​bleak. The outlook for today is ​cloudy and ​dry at first with ​showerslater.

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  • outlook noun (VIEW)

[C usually singular] formal what you can ​see from a ​particularplace: From the ​top of the ​tower, the outlook over the ​city was ​breathtaking.
(Definition of outlook from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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outlooknoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌlʊk/
the ​likelyfuturesituation: The ​economic outlook is good.
a person’s ​generalattitude or way of ​thinking about something: He has a ​positive outlook on ​life.
(Definition of outlook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"outlook" in Business English

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outlooknoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈaʊtlʊk/
the way a particular ​situation is expected to ​develop in the future, for ​example, whether it will get better or worse: If the ​inflationary outlook continues to get worse, the ​centralbank will not hesitate to ​act. theeconomic/​financial/​trading outlook thelong-term/​short-term/medium-term outlook agloomy/uncertain/​positive outlookthe outlook for sth Economic ​growth has ​slowed considerably as and ​soaringenergyprices continue to cloud the outlook for the ​worldeconomy.the outlook is/remains bleak/bright/uncertain, etc. This year's ​economic outlook remains uncertain.
the ​attitude of a ​person or ​organization in relation to a particular ​situation: sb's/sth's outlook on sth Canadian ​investors are ​gauging the Fed's outlook on ​rates as an early ​indication of whether the Bank of Canada can ​drop its ​keyrate again.
(Definition of outlook from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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