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Definition of "upshot" []

  • The final result; the outcome. See Synonyms at effect. (noun)
  • The central idea or point; gist. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "upshot" in a sentence
  • "Its main upshot is that everyone knows their height and weight, and can quickly calculate a BMI, while the main downside is that you need a pretty typical frame with a typical fat-muscle-organ breakdown and whatnot."
  • "That suggests you might get a few more decades of Flynn Effect by improving those factors for the poor, but in the long term the upshot is going to be the same if the fertility gap holds."
  • "The upshot is more than anything else you will just somewhat close the spreads between treasuries and riskier securities."