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also play-off  (plā′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Sports
1. A final game or series of games played to break a tie.
2. A series of games played to determine a championship.
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Noun1.playoff - any final competition to determine a championship
playoff game - one game in the series of games constituting a playoff
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
World Series - series that constitutes the playoff for the baseball championship; "we watched the World Series on TV"
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The published articles run the gamut from explorations concerning the disadvantage of playing decisive playoff games in the presence of a supportive or "home" audience (Wright, Voyer, Wright, & Roney, 1995) to the impact of wearing dark-colored uniforms on the likelihood of drawing penalties (Frank & Gilovich, 1988).
ESPN will televise a minimum of 17 regular-season games and nine playoff games -- including a minimum of three Wild Card games, three Divisional Playoff games, both Conference Championships and the ArenaBowl -- on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.
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Comcast will stream live Stanley Cup Playoff games during the first and second rounds on the internet as available.
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