- Runoff is defined as excess water draining away from land or buildings.
The overflow of water that drains off of your driveway is an example of runoff.
- The definition of a runoff is an additional election held when a first election produces a tie or otherwise does not result in a winner.
When a first election ties and then a second election is held between the two parties who tied in the original race, this is an example of a runoff.
- ☆ something that runs off, as rain in excess of the amount absorbed by the ground
- a deciding, final race, election, etc. as in case of a tie
- a. Rainfall not absorbed by soil.b. The overflow of fluid from a container.
- An extra competition held to break a tie.
(countable and uncountable, plural runoffs)
- That portion of precipitation or irrigation on an area which does not infiltrate or evaporate, but instead is discharged from the area.
- Dissolved chemicals, etc, included in such water.
- The runoff of nitrates is poisoning the lake.
- A second or further round of an indecisive election, after other candidates (often all but the last two) have been eliminated,
- There will now be a runoff as neither front runner received more than 50% of the vote.