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round rob·in • n. 1. [often as adj.] a tournament in which each competitor plays in turn against every other: a round-robin competition. 2. a petition, esp. one with signatures written in a circle to conceal the order of writing. ∎  a letter written by several people in turn, each person adding text before passing the letter on to someone else: [as adj.] a round-robin letter. 3. a series or sequence: an inconclusive round robin of talks in Cairo, Washington, and New York.

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round robin

round robin A method of allocating CPU time in a multiuser environment. Each user is allocated a small amount or quantum of processor time. Once a user's quantum is exhausted, control passes to the next user. The round robin scheduler bears many resemblances to the feedback queue, which can be thought of as a refinement of the simple round robin scheduler.

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