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round robin

n.
1. Sports A tournament in which each contestant is matched in turn against every other contestant.
2. A petition or protest on which the signatures are arranged in a circle in order to conceal the order of signing.
3. A letter sent among members of a group, often with comments added by each person in turn.

round robin

n
1. a letter, esp a petition or protest, having the signatures in a circle in order to disguise the order of signing
2. any letter or petition signed by a number of people
3. a letter that is copied and sent to a number of different people
4. (General Sporting Terms)
a. a tournament, as in a competitive game or sport, in which each player plays against every other player
b. (as modifier): a round-robin tournament.

round′ rob′in


n.
1. a sequence or series.
2. a tournament in which all of the entrants play each other at least once.
3. a letter, notice, or the like, circulated from person to person in a group, often with individual comments being added by each.
4. a petition or the like having the signatures arranged in circular form so as to disguise the order of signing.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.round robin - a tournament in which every contestant plays every other contestant
tournament, tourney - a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
2.round robin - a letter signed by a number of people
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
Translations

round robin

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