ground rule


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ground rule

n.
1. Sports A rule governing the playing of a game on a particular field, course, or court.
2. A basic rule of procedure or behavior.

ground rule

n
a procedural rule or principle

ground′ rule`


n.
1. a basic or governing principle of conduct in a situation: the ground rules of a debate.
2. any of certain sports rules adopted, as in baseball, for playing in a particular stadium or field.
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Noun1.ground rule - (baseball) a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
rule - directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted; "he knew the rules of chess"

ground rule

noun principle, rule, formula, fundamental, standard, criterion, proposition, precept The ground rules for the current talks should be maintained.
Translations

ground rule

n the ground rulesle regole del gioco
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