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A payment made to someone, esp. as a bribe or reward, or on leaving a job,
  1. A payment made to someone, esp. as a bribe or reward, or on leaving a job
    • - widespread rumors of payoffs and kickbacks in the party
  2. The return on an investment or a bet

  3. A final outcome; a conclusion
    • - it gave them the idea for the payoff of last night's episode

  1. the final payment of a debt
  2. bribe: payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
  3. return: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
  4. wages: a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
  5. The Payoff is a 1942 American film directed by Arthur Dreifuss.
  6. Alternative spelling of pay-off
  7. (Payoffs) The reward or reason for taking a decision. Agents will always use actions and strategies designed to maximise their individual rewards. It is important to note that payoffs are not always positive. In some scenarios, agents are strictly acting to minimise their loss.
  8. (PAYOFFS) There are a number of payoffs of this game; every game pays off at three different levels: 1. The biological pay-off of a game is strokes. Even though games end badly, all the players get a considerable number of strokes-both positive and negative-out of playing them. 2. ...
  9. The payment in full of an existing loan or other lien.
  10. an ordinal utility number assigned to a player at an outcome.
  11. The return or payback the player receives for his or her wager.
  12. Your payback; the return you see on a wager.
  13. The moment when something that was set up earlier becomes meaningful.
  14. To pay the outstanding balance of a loan in full.
  15. In game theory, the amount that a player wins, given the player's and his opponent's actions.
  16. The casino payout that the player collects when winning a wager.
  17. In an evolutionary context, the increase in fitness due to a contest.
  18. The total amount of money needed to pay off a loan; includes all principal, interest, and fees associated with a loan contract.
  19. Rose Halas, writing on, an information and advice Web site, summarizes the benefits of a great mission statement.
  20. The value (amount received by the investor) of an option when it is exercised.
  21. The resolution of an account by full balance payment.
  22. The answer to a set-up. Because screenwriting is a craft of economy, readers will assume that any seemingly extraneous information planted by the screenwriter is in fact an important plot seed that will be developed later in the script. ...
  23. The amount of money a player gets paid when he wins.
  24. The unpaid principal balance, accrued interest, outstanding late charges, legal fees, and all other amounts necessary to pay off the lender in full.
  25. Typically the end of an angle. Also known as a blowoff. Ex. The payoff to the Donald Trump-Vince McMahon angle was Bobby Lashley beating Umaga and Vince getting his head shaved.