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round robin

1. A petition or other document signed by several persons in sequence, so that no one can tell who was the first to sign it. For example, We decided to send a round robin to management to protest the new rules about work hours . This term originally referred to a grievance presented by seamen to their captain, called round because of the circular sequence of names, but the source of robin has been lost. [Early 1700s]
2. In sports, a tournament in which each player or team plays against all of the others in turn. For example, The club always holds a tennis round robin on the Fourth of July. [Late 1800s]
See also: robin, round
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If we all sent round robins to each other once a year then we'd simply be exchanging random information with no dialogue.
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It needs to finish the nine-team round robin with one of the two best records to qualify for Saturday's championship game.
Hewitt beat Grosjean in the round robin group, but on seven of the previous nine occasions, the winner of the final has reversed a defeat in his round robin group.
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