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noun     runoff pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] science a flow of water or chemicals from one place to another, especially when this damages the environment
  2. 2
    [countable] a second election or competition that is organized when the first one does not have a winner

    Neither candidate won a clear majority, forcing a runoff.

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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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