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In general, round-robin refers to a pattern or ordering whereby items are encountered or processed sequentially, often beginning again at the start in a circular manner.

Round-robin may refer to:

  • Round-robin bet, a type of wager offered by UK bookmakers, covering three selections
  • Round-robin (document), a document signed by several parties in a circle in order to hide the identity of the leader
  • Round-robin DNS, a technique for dealing with redundant Internet Protocol service hosts
  • Round-robin letter, a news-filled letter typically accompanying a Christmas card
  • Round-Robin Letter (Spanish-American War), a letter written in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War in 1898
  • Round-robin networks, communications networks made up of radio nodes organized in a mesh topology
  • Round-robin scheduling, an algorithm used in computer science
  • Round-robin (DSNY scheduling), a shift scheduling tactic employed by the New York City Dept. of Sanitation which involves an employee working 3 eight hour shifts for 3 consecutive days with only 8 hours in between shifts. (I.E. Monday: 4 pm - midnight; Tuesday: 8 am - 4 pm; Wednesday: midnight - 8 am). Usually it is alotted to the worker with the least seniority.
  • Round-robin start, a possible ordering of turns in a turn-based game
  • Round-robin story, a collaborative piece of fiction or storytelling
  • Round robin test, an interlaboratory test performed independently several times
  • Round-robin tournament, a competition where each contestant meets all other contestants in turn

See also[edit]

  • RRDtool, a round-robin database tool