Definition of Duckworth–Lewis in English:

Duckworth–Lewis

adjective

  • Denoting a method of determining the runs total needed to win a one-day cricket match that is affected by rain or other interruptions.

    • ‘The Duckworth/Lewis system was invented by two statisticians, Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis.’
    • ‘At this point, using the table produced by the Duckworth-Lewis method, the team's remaining resources are valued at 42.2%.’

Origin

Named after the English statisticians Frank Duckworth (born 1939) and Tony Lewis (born 1942), who invented the method.

Pronunciation

Duckworth–Lewis

/ˌdʌkwəːθˈluːɪs/