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Definition 1: something that results - [noun denoting event]

Samples where outcome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he listened for the results on the radio

Synonyms for outcome in the sense of this definition

(outcome is a kind of ...) event whose occurrence ends something

"his death marked the ending of an era" "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

(... is a kind of outcome ) the outcome of a complex sequence of events

(... is a kind of outcome ) the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement)

"he got a good deal on his car"

(... is a kind of outcome ) the outcome of a game or contest

"the team dropped three decisions in a row"

(... is a kind of outcome ) (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred

"had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"

(... is a kind of outcome ) the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

(... is a kind of outcome ) the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal)

(... is a kind of outcome ) something that follows something else

(... is a kind of outcome ) the least favorable outcome

"the worst that could happen"

Definition 2: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where outcome or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
  • his decision had depressing consequences for business
  • he acted very wise after the event

Synonyms for outcome in the sense of this definition

(outcome is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(... is a kind of outcome ) a forceful consequence; a strong effect

"the book had an important impact on my thinking" "the book packs a wallop"

(... is a kind of outcome ) the effect of one thing (or person) on another

"the influence of mechanical action"

(... is a kind of outcome ) a secondary or incidental effect

(... is a kind of outcome ) a natural consequence of development

(... is a kind of outcome ) a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances

"skill is the product of hours of practice" "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"

(... is a kind of outcome ) any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs

(... is a kind of outcome ) (genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome

(... is a kind of outcome ) a remote or indirect consequence of some action

"his declaration had unforeseen repercussions" "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"

(... is a kind of outcome ) a result

"this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

(... is a kind of outcome ) any adverse and unwanted secondary effect

"a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"

(... is a kind of outcome ) the consequence of an effort or activity

"they gathered a harvest of examples" "a harvest of love"

(... is a kind of outcome ) the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)

(... is a kind of outcome ) an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

"it made a dent in my bank account"

(... is a kind of outcome ) something that comes into existence as a result

"industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring" "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"

(... is a kind of outcome ) any result that follows its cause after an interval

(... is a kind of outcome ) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

"the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

(... is a kind of outcome ) the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity

"in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity" "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"

(... is a kind of outcome ) the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion

(... is a kind of outcome ) the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago

(... is a kind of outcome ) a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence

(... is a kind of outcome ) the result of alteration or modification

"there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs" "there had been no change in the mountains"

(... is a kind of outcome ) (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party

"he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"

(... is a kind of outcome ) (physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere

(... is a kind of outcome ) (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

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