# What is the difference between elementary event and outcome?

I think outcome is a type of event. When event is elementary then we can also call it outcome. So, essentially both the terms should mean the same. But I would like to have views from somoeone to either confirm or correct my understanding.

Suppose I perform an experiment where I flip a coin three times. I've listed the eight possible outcomes below, where H denotes that the coin came up heads and T denotes that it came up tails. $$\begin{array} {|c|c|c|} \hline \textrm{1st flip} & \textrm{2nd flip} & \textrm{3rd flip}\\ \hline \hline H & H & H \\ \hline H & H & T \\ \hline H & T & H \\ \hline H & T & T \\ \hline T & H & H \\ \hline T & H & T \\ \hline T & T & H \\ \hline T & T & T \\ \hline \end{array}$$ Each row of the table is an outcome. The set of all possible outcomes (i.e., the entire table) is called the sample space.