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English definition of “tournament”

tournament

noun [C]     /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.Competitions, and parts of competitions
(Definition of tournament noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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