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outcome

out·come

outcome

 
pronunciation:
aUt kuhm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a result of something; consequence.
This military operation had several unpredicted outcomes.They were disappointed at the outcome of the trial.They hope to improve student outcomes with new methods of teaching.Are you pleased with the outcome of your decision?
 
synonyms:
consequence, end, result
antonyms:
source
similar words:
aftermath, conclusion, effect, fruit, future, issue, outgrowth, product, sequel, spawn, upshot
Word Parts
The word outcome contains the following part:
out- Old English prefix that means out, outside, outward; beyond, better, more