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Meaning of tournament

tour•na•ment

Pronunciation: (toor'nu-munt, tûr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a trial of skill in some game, in which competitors play a series of contests: a chess tournament.
  2. a meeting for contests in a variety of sports, as between teams of different nations.
    1. a contest or martial sport in which two opposing parties of mounted and armored combatants fought for a prize, with blunted weapons and in accordance with certain rules.
    2. a meeting at an appointed time and place for the performance of knightly exercises and sports.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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