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tournament

noun [C] uk   /ˈtʊə.nə.mənt/ /ˈtɔː-/ us    /ˈtɝː-/ (US also tourney)
B1 a competition for teams or single players in which a series of games is played, and the winners of each game play against each other until only one winner is left: a tennis/chess/golf tournament They were defeated in the first round of the tournament.
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