- 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
Linda collects rainwater runoff into a barrel for her garden.
- 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.
- 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.
- a. Water, such as rainfall, and any sediments or other substances carried with it, that is not absorbed by the soil but instead flows away over the ground.b. The overflow of fluid from a container.
- An extra election or competition held to decide a winner following an earlier, inconclusive election or competition.
(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.
- Farms use strategies to co-exist in harmony with surrounding ecosystems and incorporate measures to reduce pollution from water runoff and other production practices.
- Choosing foods produced with less chemicals and hormones could have positive health consequences and may also prevent dangerous runoff in the environment which affects both plant and animal life.
- With a precarious economy and concerns about food-borne diseases and the runoff from factory farms on the rise, everything old is new again and this includes raising backyard chickens.
- By proxy, this means that you are supporting the many positive ecological factors, like the elimination of harmful runoff and human treatment of animals and employees, associated with organic farming and manufacturing.
- Organic Farming Methods: Agriculture industries have moved over to organic methods of growing plants and raising livestock in order to reduce the amount of chemicals contaminating water from agricultural runoff.