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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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in Korean 토너먼트…
in Arabic بُطولة…
in French tournoi…
in Turkish turnuva…
in Italian torneo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錦標賽…
in Russian турнир…
in Polish turniej…
in Spanish torneo…
in Portuguese torneio…
in German das Tournier…
in Catalan torneig…
in Japanese トーナメント, 勝ち抜き戦…
in Chinese (Simplified) 锦标赛…
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