round-robin

noun round-rob·in \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌrä-bən \

Definition of round-robin

1 a : a written petition, memorial, or protest to which the signatures are affixed in a circle so as not to indicate who signed first
b : a statement signed by several persons
c : something (such as a letter) sent in turn to the members of a group each of whom signs and forwards it sometimes after adding comment
2 : round table 2
3 : a tournament in which every contestant meets every other contestant in turn
4 : series, round

Origin and Etymology of round-robin

from the name Robin


ROUND-ROBIN Defined for English Language Learners

round-robin

noun

Definition of round-robin for English Language Learners

  • sports : a competition in which every player or team plays once against every other player or team



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