Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtˌkʌm/ Explain

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 heads or tails.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, outcome. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 133. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
  2. Grinstead, Charles M. and Snell, J. Laurie. Introduction to Probability. pg 18. Last Accessed 9/5/2018. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/amsbook.mac.pdf. Buy the book

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  • McAdams, David E.. Probability. lifeisastoryproblem.com. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. http://www.lifeisastoryproblem.com/probability/index.html.

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McAdams, David E. Outcome. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/o/outcome.html.

Revision History

12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
9/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
6/7/2008: Corrected spelling. (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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