Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtˌkʌm/ ?

An outcome is the result of an experiment.

When a coin is flipped, the result is either heads or tails. The experiment is the coin flip. The outcome is whether the result is heads or tails.


  1. Grinstead, Charles M. and Snell, J. Laurie. Introduction to Probability, pg 18. (Accessed: 2010-01-12). http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/amsbook.mac.pdf.

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  • McAdams, David. Probability. lifeisastoryproblem.com. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.lifeisastoryproblem.com/probability/index.html.

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2008-06-07: Corrected spelling (McAdams, David.)
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