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 for outcome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Outcome \Out"come\, n.
     That which comes out of, or follows from, something else;
     issue; result; consequence; upshot. "The logical outcome."
     --H. Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           All true literature, all genuine poetry, is the direct
           outcome, the condensed essence, of actual life and
           thought.                                 --J. C.
                                                    Shairp.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  outcome
      n 1: something that results; "he listened for the results on the
           radio" [syn: result, resultant, final result,
           outcome, termination]
      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"; "he acted very wise after the event" [syn:
         consequence, effect, outcome, result, event,
         issue, upshot]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  133 Moby Thesaurus words for "outcome":
     accomplishment, aftermath, answer, artifact, ascertainment, avenue,
     blowhole, brainchild, by-product, channel, child, chute,
     clearing up, coinage, composition, concoction, consequence,
     consequent, corollary, cracking, creation, creature,
     crowning achievement, debouch, decipherment, decoding, denouement,
     departure, derivation, derivative, determination, development,
     disentanglement, distillate, distillation, door, effect, egress,
     egression, emunctory, end, end product, end result, escape,
     essence, estuary, event, eventuality, eventuation, exhaust, exit,
     exodus, explanation, extract, extraction, finding, finding-out,
     floodgate, flume, follow-up, forthcoming, fruit, going out,
     handiwork, harvest, interpretation, invention, issue, legacy,
     logical outcome, loophole, manufacture, masterpiece, masterwork,
     mintage, new mintage, offshoot, offspring, opening, opera, opus,
     opuscule, origination, out, outcoming, outfall, outgate, outgo,
     outgoing, outgrowth, outlet, pore, port, precipitate, product,
     production, reason, resolution, resolving, result, resultant,
     riddling, sally port, sequel, sequela, sequelae, sequence, sequent,
     sluice, solution, solving, sorting out, spiracle, spout, tap,
     unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning, untangling,
     untwisting, unweaving, upshot, vent, ventage, venthole, vomitory,
     wake, way out, weir, work, working, working-out
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  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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