noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a likely result/outcome
▪ the most likely outcome of the election
a positive result/outcome
▪ We hope there will be a positive outcome to the talks.
final result/outcome
▪ I do not know what the final outcome will be.
influence a decision/outcome/choice etc
prejudice the outcome
▪ He refused to comment, saying he did not wish to prejudice the outcome of the talks.
probable outcome/consequence/result
▪ The probable result of global warming will be a rise in sea levels.
ultimate outcome
▪ The ultimate outcome of the experiment cannot be predicted.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
different
▪ Living with Keith might therefore have a very different outcome.
▪ Thus, the ways in which children interact differently with peers and adults have different outcomes for development.
▪ Typically the various stimuli are presented concurrently, each associated with a different outcome or requiring a different response.
▪ We hear one story being told over and over again, in many different ways, and with many different outcomes.
▪ Instead, it predicts a number of different possible outcomes and tells us how likely each of these is.
▪ In Table 8. 1 each of these four alternative approaches produces a different outcome!
▪ Had it been otherwise the battle might well have had a different outcome.
▪ When slightly different outcomes are involved, the effect this difference will have on the analysis should be examined. 4.
eventual
▪ It is also the intention to match the expectations of the parties and their legal advisers against eventual outcome.
▪ At the same time, realistic encouragement should be given to ensure that the patient remains hopeful about his eventual outcome.
▪ This document asks doctors to avoid making strenuous efforts to prolong your life if the eventual outcome is known to be terminal.
▪ Whatever the eventual outcome of this contentious issue, it is not likely to be resolved in the near future.
▪ This despite the fact that the eventual outcomes, nationalism and defence of territory, are quite similar.
▪ The eventual outcome was the 1986 Social Security Act.
final
▪ The final outcome will be exceedingly positive - and it isn't far away.
▪ Some others were not pleased with the final outcome.
▪ And are now waiting to hear the final outcome.
▪ Throw in a possible appeal after that, and the final outcome may be years away.
▪ The most obvious example is the electoral college, the phantom body that stands between voters and the final outcome.
▪ Your prayers could make the difference, affecting the final outcome.
▪ One rationale emphasises the connection between procedural due process and the substantive justice of the final outcome.
likely
▪ Here she is assessing the likely outcome of a confrontation with her local council.
▪ The most likely outcome will be that Rep.
▪ In this way, individual operations can be shaped to be realistic rather than at odds with the likely outcome.
▪ An evaluation can also indicate with some authority what are likely outcomes or consequences of recommended revisions.
▪ Five out of six opinion polls yesterday showed Labour in the lead, pointing to a hung Parliament as the most likely outcome.
▪ Higher education was reinforcing likely outcomes instead of altering them.
▪ But what of the fourth situation which is actually the most likely outcome?
▪ However, the granting of bail is the most likely outcome.
logical
▪ The move into production seems the logical outcome of his obsessive nature.
▪ This was a logical outcome of her avowed poverty and dependence on providence for all things.
▪ The logical outcome of this slow change of direction was to come later, but not much later.
▪ What they lack is the courage and confidence to pursue their conclusions to their logical outcome.
▪ It was the logical outcome of the tactics of drawing out opposing defenders originally outlined by Chapman at Northampton.
main
▪ But the main practical outcome of the weekend was to brace Baldwin, in favourable surroundings, for a first confrontation.
▪ The main outcome measure was the difference in the applicants' frequency of being shortlisted.
▪ Subjects - 1883 men, 2124 women aged 30 and over. Main outcome measures - Responses to questionnaire.
▪ Subjects - Those families whose son had a positive screening test. Main outcome measures - Creatine kinase activity.
positive
▪ Qualitative judgements are then derived from the positive or negative outcome of the quantities involved.
▪ Unfortunately, these efforts did not yield positive outcomes for Sean, his parents, or his teachers.
▪ The latter's research suggests that patients receiving clozapine may well cost services less over time by producing more positive clinical outcomes.
▪ We practiced running those same situations through and looking for a different and more positive outcome.
▪ But there was one positive outcome.
▪ The clergy will view a positive outcome as a signal of good will, encouraging them to keep their buildings open.
▪ But a positive outcome is less certain than it was three months ago.
▪ We are looking forward to positive outcomes in the next few months, and will keep everybody informed of the progress.
possible
▪ Compare the problems in Glen Nevis where in summer traffic all but grinds to a halt, to see the possible outcome.
▪ Criteria should not be a list of every possible outcome and / or process that is a component of total care.
▪ Win-win Win-win describes one of three possible outcomes from a transaction between people.
▪ On a continuum of possible policy outcomes, locate the preferred policy decision of each group. 3.
▪ If treatment was applied to the generality of elderly people with hypertension these conflicting trial results suggest four possible outcomes.
▪ It also can indicate where expansion is possible and if outcomes are not coinciding with projected estimates.
▪ Both forms of game theory require that the possible outcome for a given player be ranked on a linear scale.
▪ There seem only two possible outcomes to the present impasse.
satisfactory
▪ Nevertheless some of the patients with an intact pouch have had a relatively satisfactory short term outcome.
▪ Final ratification can be reserved for a satisfactory outcome of the debate.
▪ All three diabetic patients had a satisfactory outcome despite the fact that one of them has severe autonomic neuropathy.
▪ He had been prepared to cancel an engagement at London's Victoria and Albert Museum if a satisfactory outcome was reached.
▪ A similarly satisfactory outcome is anticipated for the present year.
▪ This is a process which may take a number of reruns to achieve what we would consider to be a satisfactory outcome.
▪ The median survival of a year or more with symptoms controlled in most of those treated represents a very satisfactory outcome.
successful
▪ It had become difficult for him to imagine anything other than a successful outcome to his diplomatic and military operations.
▪ Schein also sought to learn more about which strategies were associated with successful and unsuccessful outcomes.
▪ A successful outcome would be enormously beneficial.
▪ In health care, for example, governments would find it impractical to fund only successful outcomes.
▪ Seven of nine patients over 60 years of age have had a successful outcome.
▪ The review shows that improvements in nutritional status during pregnancy may result in more successful pregnancy outcomes.
▪ The query formulation is central to a successful outcome.
▪ Hence CI5's involvement, although it had been an assignment with an only partially successful outcome.
ultimate
▪ If there is any doubt about the ultimate outcome, the proceeding must be left on foot.
▪ The continuing, and heated, judicial debate on racial preference indicates that the ultimate outcome of this controversy remains in doubt.
▪ The tensions can't be avoided and the ultimate outcome can't be predicted.
▪ Work is designed so that it can best be completed by a group, with a group project being the ultimate outcome.
▪ The process of implementation had a large role in determining the ultimate outcomes.
■ NOUN
learning
▪ It is here that techniques of various kinds are put into action to achieve practical learning outcomes.
▪ However, the main point of interest is the unintended learning outcomes of such questions as these.
▪ The first is that it is usually preferable to make each objective refer to only one learning outcome.
▪ When linked to the attainment of specific learning outcomes it can provide pupils with a positive stimulus and aid to learning.
▪ Pupils will simply achieve the learning outcomes or not.
▪ Secondly, in the attainment of each learning outcome pupils must be informed of the tasks which contribute to summative assessment.
▪ In criterion-referenced assessment particular attention is paid to the setting of intended learning outcomes or teaching objectives.
measure
▪ Main outcome measures - Concordance between team and research diagnoses.
▪ Main outcome measures - Parents' employment by the nuclear industry and exposure to ionising radiation at work.
▪ Main outcome measures - Number of cases of rectal gonorrhoea and newly diagnosed infection in homosexual men.
▪ Main outcome measures - Diagnosis of endometriosis, age, parity, and history of contraceptive use.
▪ Main outcome measures - Glycaemic control and frequency of hypoglycaemic episodes during two months' treatment with each insulin.
▪ Most attention was given to the three trials that used hearing level as an outcome measure.
▪ The main outcome measure was the difference in the applicants' frequency of being shortlisted.
▪ Main outcome measures - Responses to questionnaire.
■ VERB
achieve
▪ It is here that techniques of various kinds are put into action to achieve practical learning outcomes.
▪ What he was denying was their ability to achieve the outcomes to which the opportunities for mutually advantageous trade clearly pointed.
▪ Family health services authorities have a key role in helping general practitioners to achieve these outcomes.
▪ But they are far from equal in their ability to achieve the outcome they want.
▪ Pupils will simply achieve the learning outcomes or not.
affect
▪ What you must recognize is that the answers given to the questions will affect the outcome of the research.
▪ But did it affect the outcome of the election?
▪ This will be appreciated by the candidate and prevent any unnecessary bad feeling that would affect the outcome.
▪ The delay will not affect the outcome of the vote, as the ballot-counting process continues to be monitored by international observers.
▪ Your prayers could make the difference, affecting the final outcome.
▪ This would drastically alter the emphasis of most campaign fund-raising operations and increase the ability of individuals to affect the outcomes.
▪ That is one of the quirks of the system and it does not affect the outcome of the appeals.
▪ Almost anything that happens between now and November 7 could affect the outcome.
await
▪ Most still linger in county jails, awaiting the outcome of appeals or seeking jury trials.
▪ He remains in Washington awaiting the outcome of a police investigation.
▪ Many trade disputes are pending, awaiting the outcome of the talks; failure would activate them immediately.
▪ Her appeal is pending, awaiting the outcome of the Texas dispute.
▪ The team is awaiting the outcome of an appeal against a combination order which is normally awarded for serious offences like burglary.
▪ The liberation of the entire Church awaits the outcome of this issue.
▪ In many fields, however, negotiations were awaiting the outcome of the dispute over farm trade.
▪ However, its marketing has recently been taken over by Letraset and we await to see the outcome.
depend
▪ Whether the radicals' anti-western rage takes wider hold depends on the outcome of the war.
▪ My life depends on the outcome.
▪ Many bookshop owners believe the future of the small bookshop may depend on the outcome of the case.
▪ Everything depends on the outcome of one game.
▪ The simulation process is parallel, since one simulation does not depend on the outcome of a previous one.
▪ That either stands for Double-Overhead Association or the traditional meaning, depending on the outcome of the ride.
▪ Market sanctions, in contrast, depend on the net outcome of an aggregate of performances.
▪ The full financial obligations of an assisted party will, inevitably, depend upon the outcome of the case.
determine
▪ The first to score in a sudden-death extension determines the outcome.
▪ The long-term impact of the crisis will likely be determined by the outcome of the hostage crisis.
▪ Critics point to the disservice to the public of allowing the self-interest of organizations to determine welfare outcomes.
▪ Global rating scales were used to determine outcome expectations.
▪ Next day: Of the 30 and 40 constituencies that count tomorrow, five are marginal and could determine the outcome.
▪ For the second consecutive game, a ruling by the umps helped determine the outcome.
▪ At the leadership elections expected today, it is their votes that will determine the outcome.
▪ The interaction of the elements in figure 5.1 will determine the outcomes of both the stated and the hidden curriculum.
influence
▪ They influence the outcome of discussions and persuade others of their point of view more than women do.
▪ Each has its own momentum that critically affects how much developing country governments can influence the outcomes.
▪ She felt she could influence the outcome of the screenplay by her concentrated thoughts as the story unfolded.
▪ These must influence the outcome of the experiment.
▪ Whether the curbs on police investigation will reduce police influence on the outcome of the criminal process is not easy to determine.
▪ Such models comprise theoretical constructs of variables which are interrelated, and significant in influencing the outcome of a purchase motivation.
▪ It never did much good and even now with all our antibiotics we can not greatly influence the final outcome.
predict
▪ The longitudinal data will be utilised to investigate change over time and the factors which predict good or poor outcome.
▪ Sometimes in a tournament I can predict the exact outcome of the shot before he makes it.
▪ We have shown that red cell volume predicts outcome in preterm infants.
▪ A reduction in computational complexity will provide greater flexibility in choice of models used to predict outcomes and correlations.
▪ And it will attempt to predict the specific outcome from the implementation of company plans.
▪ This accords with our finding that median arterial-alveolar oxygen tension ratio predicts respiratory outcome better than the minimum ratio.
▪ I hope he doesn't suffer the same fate as those who first used a computer to predict an election's outcome.
▪ The major defence pollsters give is that quota samples generally predict the outcome of elections pretty well.
produce
▪ The latter's research suggests that patients receiving clozapine may well cost services less over time by producing more positive clinical outcomes.
▪ In Table 8. 1 each of these four alternative approaches produces a different outcome!
▪ A technique such as smoothing will not do because it does not ordinarily produce a linear outcome.
▪ However, combinations of characters can produce surprising outcomes in evolution as in everything else.
▪ Even the powerful find that such rules produce perverse outcomes.
▪ There are many reasons for parties failing to produce intended changes in outcomes.
▪ It is the entire field which produces this outcome, which is then an effect of the field or structure.
▪ They are processes which, once started, end up producing a particular outcome at a later point in time.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ At this point, I wouldn't even try to predict the outcome, but we're hoping for the best.
▪ It's impossible to say for sure what the outcome of the election will be.
▪ The negotiations are continuing, and we are hoping for a positive outcome.
▪ The patient's general health and fitness can also affect the outcome of the disease.
▪ The talks had a better outcome than we had originally hoped.
▪ Whatever the outcome, I hope we remain friends.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A win-win outcome is where all parties involved are successful in achieving their objectives.
▪ And the outcome of all this was to go back to the basics.
▪ Criteria should not be a list of every possible outcome and / or process that is a component of total care.
▪ No outcome seems too impossible or, at least, unworthy of valiant effort.
▪ Qualitative judgements are then derived from the positive or negative outcome of the quantities involved.
▪ The campaign is still young, and the outcome could change drastically as it did four years ago.
▪ Then we can allow ourselves to feel subjectively good about the outcome, whatever our objective achievement.
▪ Which outcome is better for society?