post·sea·son | \ˈpōs(t)-ˌsē-zᵊn \
plural postseasons

Definition of postseason 

US, sports

: a period of time immediately after the regular season when teams play against each other in a series of games to determine a champion NFL fans have been complaining that the 2016 postseason is the worst in history.— Michael Salfino The teams will face each other in the postseason. often used before another noun a postseason game/victorytheir postseason record

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At 54-36, the Brewers are in first place, and Yelich might get his first taste of the postseason this fall. Matthew Defranks,, "Christian Yelich returns to Marlins Park as an All-Star, in first place: 'I really did enjoy my five years here'," 9 July 2018 The team ended the season with just 15 wins and, despite earning a playoff berth, bowed out of the postseason with a first-round loss to Phoenix. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, "How the Seattle Storm flipped its fortunes and rose to the top of WNBA standings," 9 July 2018 In addition to missing the two most important games of the postseason, Paul missed 24 contests during the regular season. The Si Staff,, "2018 NBA Free Agency: Grading Every Deal," 1 July 2018 LeBron also has been in the league for 15 seasons, led the league in minutes played the last two seasons, and looked exhausted for much of the postseason. Marcus Hayes,, "Sixers went all in to land LeBron James, and should do the same for Kawhi Leonard | Marcus Hayes," 1 July 2018 Catcher Brady Smith, starting his second game of the postseason, followed with a run-scoring single. Mike Malloy,, "Gators suffer season-ending loss to Arkansas at CWS," 23 June 2018 The 16th victory of the postseason, played in front of No. Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings flashback: Mitch Albom on 1998 Stanley Cup victory," 16 June 2018 The star middle hitter missed the majority of the postseason after suffering a hand laceration. Logan Malloy, Daily Southtown, "Helping hand: Mike Herlihy shakes off 16 stitches in hand, leads Lincoln-Way East to boys volleyball state title," 3 June 2018 Green received his fourth technical foul of the postseason and headed to the bench. Benjamin Hoffman And Marc Stein, New York Times, "N.B.A. Finals: Warriors Survive Superman’s Best Punch in Game 1," 1 June 2018

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1893, in the meaning defined above

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