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The definition of win-win is a situation or outcome where everyone comes away happy.
An example of win-win is when you like the chips and your wife likes the pickle so she trades you her chips for your pickle.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- designating or of a situation, solution, etc. that is a compromise benefiting all parties involved
- designating or of a situation, course of action, etc. having multiple possible outcomes, any of which may be interpreted as successful or positive
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Of or being a situation in which the outcome benefits each of two often opposing groups: a win-win proposition for the buyer and the seller.