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1[often as modifier] A tournament in which each competitor plays in turn against every other.‘a round-robin competition’
- ‘The challengers series begins next Tuesday with two round robins involving all nine challengers, where each win is one point.’
- ‘Throw in all the illegal bets made with bookies and on private wagers, and it adds up to an estimated $4.5 billion laid out on the annual round robin.’
- ‘We're not talking about an open tournament here, we're discussing an elite round robin event consisting of all the world's finest players.’
- ‘My opponent, the defending champion, was the top-rated player and I was number two in the 6-player round robin.’
- ‘A round-robin event that pits 16 fighters against one another in a winner take all match-up, it's a quick way to change identities and meet a couple of random opponents to win a belt.’
- ‘For some reason the organizers have again kept the tradition with a seven-player field in the double round-robin tournament.’
- ‘These were run as round robins, in which each competitor wrestled all the other competitors in their division.’
- ‘The play is round-robin, with all points being worth two after all teams have played once.’
- ‘After that, there's tennis aerobics and yoga, exhibition matches and round robins.’
- ‘There will be round robins in each pool, with the winners playing each other for 1st place and the losers playing each other for 7th place.’
- ‘To capture changes in interest over the course of the competition, the variable SEAS is defined as the number of games left in round-robin play.’
- ‘He decided to ‘do something about it,’ by organizing a Category 10 round-robin tournament at the famed Marshall Chess Club in New York.’
- ‘We found ourselves frustrated by the wide range of skill levels all thrown into one round-robin tournament.’
- ‘Because we consider only round-robin matches, and thus omit semi-finals and finals, there are no constrained observations in the sample.’
- ‘He suffered an initial setback in his quest to wrest the crown from the Soviets when he came fourth with a final score of 14/27 in the quadruple round-robin tournament.’
- ‘The Tennis Challenge - a round-robin, doubles competition - caters to players of all levels.’
- ‘This year's event will be a six-player double round-robin.’
- ‘This is to be expected when six top players prepare in-depth for each other in this double round robin event, regarded as the ‘Wimbledon of Chess’.’
- ‘Slick Swiss syndicate Alinghi finished first after the round robins and will sail defending Louis Vuitton Cup challengers champions Prada of Italy in the quarter-finals.’
- ‘When the roads were snowed over and street hockey was out of the question we played this from dawn to dusk in massive round-robin tournaments.’
- 1.1 A series or sequence.‘an inconclusive round robin of talks in Cairo, Washington, and New York’
- ‘Many are poets or aspiring poets, many are gay, and all take turns in a comical round-robin of flirtation, consummation, and rejection.’
- ‘As Rodova remembers it, at the last line of the poem, when John dies, the dancer's head drops in identification, completing the round-robin of identity exchanges.’
- ‘The trial itself was a confusing round-robin of various witnesses being called over various issues at random.’
- ‘After a round robin of introductions, they conferred.’
- ‘If this group had a typical working arrangement, Ozzie would launch a round-robin of emails, asking members when and where they could get together.’
2A petition, especially one with signatures written in a circle to conceal the order of writing.
appeal, round robin, list of protesters, list of signaturesView synonyms
- ‘We don't want round robins, we want the letters to be personal letters saying why the decision over Metrolink is bad news for you, for your business, your family or your job.’
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