tournament

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old French tornoiement (Modern French tournoiement) from the verb tornoier.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtʊənəmənt/, /ˈtɔːnəmənt/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtʊɹnəmənt/, /ˈtɝnəmənt/, /ˈtɔɹnəmənt/
  • Hyphenation: tour‧na‧ment

Noun[edit]

tournament (plural tournaments)

  1. (historical) During the Middle Ages, a series of battles and other contests designed to prepare knights for war.
  2. A series of games; either the same game played many times, or a succession of games related by a single theme; played competitively to determine a single winning team or individual.
    • 2011, Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England[1]:
      England secured their place at Euro 2012 with a scrambled draw in Montenegro - but Wayne Rooney was sent off and will miss the start of the tournament.
  3. (graph theory) A digraph obtained by assigning a direction to each edge in an undirected complete graph.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Middle Ages, contests, games, battles): tourney
  • (contests, sports, games): tourney

Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: トーナメント (tōnamento)

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