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relay

noun [C] (TEAM)    /ˈriː.leɪ/
a group of people who continue an activity that others from the same team or organization have been doing previously: Relays of workers kept the machines going through the night. After the landslide, volunteers worked in relays to rescue people buried under the rubble.Groups of peopleWorkers in general (also relay race) a running or swimming race between two or more teams in which each person in the team runs or swims part of the raceAthletics
(Definition of relay noun (TEAM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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