- a document, as a petition, protest, etc., with the signatures written in a circle to conceal the order of signing
- a contest or tournament, as in tennis, chess, etc., in which every entrant is matched with every other one
- a letter circulated among the members of a group, which is signed and forwarded by each in turn, often with additional comments, etc.
Origin of round robinround + person; personal (grammar) name Robin
- Sports A tournament in which each contestant is matched in turn against every other contestant.
- A petition or protest on which the signatures are arranged in a circle in order to conceal the order of signing.
- A letter sent among members of a group, often with comments added by each person in turn.
(plural round robins)
- The part of a tournament in which every player or team competes against each of the others in turn.
- (online gaming) A method of dividing loot amongst a party of players by having the game assign in turn loot to a player or an enemy corpse to loot to a player.
- (philately) A form of trade, where collectors send a packet of stamps to the next person on a list, who then take the stamps they want and replace with similar valued stamps, and subsequently pass on the packet to the next person on the list, ultimately returning to the original sender.
round robin - Computer Definition
A continuously repeating sequence, such as the polling of a series of terminals, one after the other, over and over again. To cycle through open applications round robin means that each app is displayed one after the other. See round robin DNS.