• WordNet 3.6
    • n outcome something that results "he listened for the results on the radio"
    • n outcome a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise","his decision had depressing consequences for business","he acted very wise after the event"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Outcome That which comes out of, or follows from, something else; issue; result; consequence; upshot. "The logical outcome .""All true literature, all genuine poetry, is the direct outcome , the condensed essence, of actual life and thought."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outcome A going forth; a marauding expedition; incursion; inroad. Compare outroad.
    • n outcome That which comes out of or results from something else; issue; result.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outcome owt′kum the issue: consequence: result.
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  • William James
    “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”
  • Paul E. Gray
    Paul E. Gray
    “The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.”
  • Ching Ning Chu
    Ching Ning Chu
    “If you are not concerned about the outcome of a circumstance, you will experience no fear. Whatever the outcome will be, will be, whether you fear it or not.”
  • John Jay Chapman
    “Good government is the outcome of private virtue.”
  • Maxwell Maltz
    “Begin to imagine what the desirable outcome would be like. Go over these mental pictures and delineate details and refinements. Play them over and over to yourself.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.”


In literature:

In the great ones the style is the outcome of the subject.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
The ingoing and outcoming air-pipes are shown at the right inside the copper wall.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
The eventful day had no sooner passed than telegrams began to pour in, announcing an outcome of considerable, though not unqualified success.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
He felt just a little anxious over the outcome of the interview.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
Logical Outcome of Large-Scale Competition.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
For it would be the merest affectation to conceal the ultimate outcome of their acquaintance.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
It is conceivable that the art of agriculture may have been one of the outcomes of the situation in which man now found himself.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
As things are now, it is the element of "morale" that controls the outcome.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The outcome of a battle would be easier to predict.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
You know what the outcome of his work was.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge

In poetry:

Such is the outcome of your attack on the cat:
A theological, Augustinian grimace,
Which makes difficult our walking on this eart.
"To Mrs. Professor In Defense Of My Cat's Honor And Not Only" by Czeslaw Milosz
The crowd on the neighbouring sector
Was looking inside through the gate.
They jostled, intent on the outcome,
Bewildered and willing to wait.
"Bad Days" by Boris Pasternak
Just as a pure line describes the dove's curve,
as the fire honors and nourishes peace,
so you and I made this heavenly outcome.
The mind and love live naked in this house.
"Luminous mind, bright devil" by Pablo Neruda
And the centuries bloom o'er his barrow. But for us,—have we
mastered it quite,
The old riddle, that sweet is strong's outcome, the old marvel,
that meekness is might,
That the child is the leader of lions, that forgiveness is force
at its height?
"King Raedwald" by Helen Gray Cone

In news:

W hat is the best possible outcome in Egypt.
And that has set off a skirmish among construction industry groups jockeying to sway the outcome.
The cultural shift required by outcome-based government can be a tough one for politicians, writes Management Insights contributor Babak Armajani READ.
Steve Anthony, the victim of the embezzlement , said he's pleased with the outcome.
In sports, our coaches always told us to envision the outcome we wanted to achieve.
In sports, our coaches always told us to envision the outcome we wanted to achieve — the hole in the defense, the finish line, the end zone.
Advanced practice nurses can provide care with patient outcomes that are at least as good as, and in some cases better than, care provided by physicians, according to a literature review by Johns Hopkins researchers.
Could Ohio delay election outcome.
Hospital report cards fall flat at improving patient outcomes.
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for a different outcome against Milwaukee this April.
Sports seasons come and go, but a long-running debate about the use of a Native American nickname and logo by University of North Dakota athletic teams appears nowhere close to a final outcome.
On a regular basis, supply-chain analysts sit down with physicians to look at outcome data by product.
Unbelievable theatre, unimaginable tension, barely credible outcome.
Sanction in RVO was based on the outcome of the BRAVO and CRUISE studies.
Spirit Halloween, the largest seasonal Halloween retailer in North America, has accurately predicted the outcome of presidential races since 1996 based on mask sales.

In science:

Following the classical definition, we say that P (A) is the ratio of the number of outcomes in the event A to that in Ω, provided all the outcomes are equal ly likely.
Monte Carlo: Basics
For instance, when the outcome space is discrete then all Dq with q ∈ [1, ∞) are needed to reconstruct the underlying distribution, and when the outcome space is d–dimensional subset of IRd then all Dq , q ∈ (0, ∞), are required to pinpoint uniquely the underlying PDF.
Information theory and generalized statistics
A key postulate of textbook quantum mechanics is the assumption that measurements correspond to self-adjoint operators A in such a way that the probability of each possible measurement outcome or set of possible outcomes can be computed from the spectral pro jections of A.
Quantum circuits for single-qubit measurements corresponding to platonic solids
When the set Ω of possible outcomes is finite or countably infinite a POVM is uniquely given by a family (Aj ) of positive operators such that pj = tr(ρAj ) is the probability for obtaining the outcome j .
Quantum circuits for single-qubit measurements corresponding to platonic solids
Measurement and computation outcomes with m > n are not in the domain of T hn as the outcomes are not in Cn .
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection