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English definition of “round”

round

noun [C] (SINGLE EVENT)   /rɑʊnd/
a single event or a small group of similar events that are part of a larger series of events: The first round of negotiations got nowhere. In many sports, a round is a stage in a competition: They lost in the first round of the tournament. In golf, a round is a complete game. In boxing, a round is one of the periods during which the competitors fight. round of applause A round of applause is a period of clapping to show approval: Let’s give the band a nice round of applause. round (of drinks) A round (of drinks) is a drink for each person in a group.
(Definition of round noun (SINGLE EVENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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