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Old French tornoiement (Modern French tournoiement) from the verb tornoier.



tournament (plural tournaments)

  1. (historical) During the Middle Ages, a series of battles and other contests designed to prepare knights for war.
  2. A series of games; either the same game played many times, or a succession of games related by a single theme; played competitively to determine a single winning team or individual.
    • 2011, Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England[1]:
      England secured their place at Euro 2012 with a scrambled draw in Montenegro - but Wayne Rooney was sent off and will miss the start of the tournament.
  3. (graph theory) A digraph obtained by assigning a direction to each edge in an undirected complete graph.