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RUNOFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does runoff mean? 

RUNOFF (noun)
  The noun RUNOFF has 2 senses:

1. the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
2. a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner

  Familiarity information: RUNOFF used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUNOFF (noun)


Sense 1runoff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

runoff; overflow; overspill

Hypernyms ("runoff" is a kind of...):

flow; flowing (the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases))


Sense 2runoff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("runoff" is a kind of...):

election (a vote to select the winner of a position or political office)


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