outlook

[out-look]
noun
1.
the view or prospect from a particular place.
2.
mental attitude or view; point of view: one's outlook on life.
3.
prospect of the future: the political outlook.
4.
the place from which an observer looks out; lookout.
5.
the act or state of looking out.
6.
a watch kept; vigilance; lookout: a careful outlook to prevent forest fires.

Origin:
1660–70; out- + look


1, 3. scene. 2. attitude, viewpoint, position, approach.
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outlook (ˈaʊtˌlʊk)
 
n
1.  a mental attitude or point of view
2.  the probable or expected condition or outcome of something: the weather outlook
3.  the view from a place
4.  view or prospect
5.  the act or state of looking out

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outlook
"mental view or survey," 1742, from out + look (v.). The meaning "prospect for the future" is attested from 1851. The literal sense of "vigilant watch, act or practice of looking out" (1815) is rare; look-out being used instead for this.
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Example sentences
Its probability-based view of misfortunes helped to shape the scientific
  outlook.
First, the economic outlook has continued to dim for college graduates.
So the outlook for dividends, as reflected in swap prices, is historically
  unprecedented.
People often end up doing nothing or taking steps that worsen the long-term
  outlook.
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