Runoff meaning

rŭnôf, -ŏf
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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.

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A deciding, final race, election, etc. as in case of a tie.
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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.

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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.

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Dissolved chemicals, etc, included in such water.

The runoff of nitrates is poisoning the lake.

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An extra competition held to break a tie.
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Something that runs off, as rain in excess of the amount absorbed by the ground.
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That portion of precipitation or irrigation on an area which does not infiltrate or evaporate, but instead is discharged from the area.
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Origin of runoff