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outcome


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Outcome  \Out"come\,  n. 
  That  which  comes  out  of  or  follows  from  something  else; 
  issue;  result;  consequence;  upshot.  ``The  logical  outcome.'' 
  --H.  Spenser. 
 
  All  true  literature,  all  genuine  poetry,  is  the  direct 
  outcome,  the  condensed  essence,  of  actual  life  and 
  thougth.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  outcome 
  n  1:  the  situation  that  exists  when  something  ends  "he  listened 
  for  the  results  on  the  radio"  [syn:  {result}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {consequence},  {effect},  {result},  {issue}, 
  {upshot}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  OUTCOME,  n.  A  particular  type  of  disappointment.  By  the  kind  of 
  intelligence  that  sees  in  an  exception  a  proof  of  the  rule  the  wisdom 
  of  an  act  is  judged  by  the  outcome,  the  result.  This  is  immortal 
  nonsense;  the  wisdom  of  an  act  is  to  be  juded  by  the  light  that  the 
  doer  had  when  he  performed  it 
 
 




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