Round-robin

Round-robin

The term round-robin describes correspondence to a single address authored or signed by numerous individuals (as found in a petition).

Colloquially, however, 'round-robin' is frequently given an opposite meaning, being used to describe a letter with an author copied and sent to multiple recipients. For example, the sending of family news at Christmas. This is more correctly termed a circular. Also get togethers among friends/neighbors, commonly during the Christmas season, is also called a round-robin.

In sport, round-robin refers to every player or team in a "group" or "pool" taking turns to play one another a set number of times. This may be called the "group stage" (or "phase") of a tournament, prior to the "knock-out stage". (See Round-robin tournament for article).

In aviation, a round-robin flight is a cross-country flight which starts at one airport, travels to several other points for fly-over or touch-and-goes, and returns to the airport of origin. Such flights are often flown for cross-country training purposes.

Origin

The modern use of the term dates from the 17th Century French "ruban rond" ("round ribbon") [http://www.bartleby.com/81/14554.html Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable at Bartleby.com] ] [http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/15/messages/643.html OED cited at Phrases.org.uk] ] . This described the practice of signatories to petitions against authority (usually Government officials petitioning the Crown) appending their names on a document in a non-hierarchical circle or ribbon pattern (and so disguising the order in which they have signed) in order that none may be identified as a ringleader.

This practice was adopted by sailors petitioning officers in the Royal Navy (first recorded 1731) .

The term round-robin is recorded in English much earlier, although not with the above meaning. It first appears in 1546 (with meaning unknown) and appears later applied to a category of person (precise meaning unknown):"These Wat Tylers and Round-Robins being driven or persuaded out of Whitehall" (1671).In a recent poll, the term "Round Robin" was voted #61 of favorite phrases used. Fact|date=August 2008

See also

*Round Robin, type of bet covering three selections
*Round-robin scheduling
*Round-robin tournament
*Round robin DNS
*Round-robin networks
*Round-robin story
*Round robin test
*RRDtool - round-robin database tool
*One (of several) orders in which players take their turns in a turn-based game.
* [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer#Surprise The character Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer explains a round-robin]


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