What does the word outcome mean?

Usage examples for outcome

  1. " This is a most unfortunate and totally unexpected outcome of our expedition," said he. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  2. The outcome of it all was not only the failure of the invasion, but that we secured the command of home waters for the rest of the war. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
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