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runoff

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noun run·off \ˈrən-ˌȯf\

Simple Definition of runoff

  • : an additional race, contest, or election that is held because an earlier one has not resulted in a winner

  • : water from rain or snow that flows over the surface of the ground into streams

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of runoff

  1. 1 :  a final race, contest, or election to decide an earlier one that has not resulted in a decision in favor of any one competitor

  2. 2 :  the portion of precipitation on land that ultimately reaches streams often with dissolved or suspended material


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