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Definition of Runoff

Babylon English

excess liquid that drains or flows into streams; final round in an election or competition
Runoff Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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rupture \rup"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. ruptured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. rupturing.]
1. to part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
2. to produce a hernia in.

WordNet 2.0

1. the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
(synonym) overflow, overspill
(hypernym) flow, flowing
(derivation) waste, run off
2. a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner
(hypernym) election
(derivation) run off
Runoff Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
(See also Run Off) The water from all tributaries that enters into a river. (TNDOT1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
Used for listed equity securities. Series of trades printed on the ticker tape that occur on the N.Y.S.E. before 4:00 p.m., but are not reported until afterwards due to heavy trading and hence the late tape.
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Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
rainfall, melted snow or other water flowing rapidly across the ground into river or ocean, not absorbed by soil
Runoff Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Soil Glossary - Mani
precipitation that reaches the composting pad directly without going through the composting materials.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
- precipitation that reaches the composting pad directly without going through the composting materials.
The term used to describe the water that reaches the river as a result of rainfall or snowmelt in the river basin.
Glossary of water terms
(1) That part of the precipitation, snow melt, or irrigation water that appears in uncontrolled surface streams, rivers, drains or sewers. Runoff may be classified according to speed of appearance after rainfall or melting snow as direct runoff or base runoff, and according to source as surface runoff, storm interflow, or ground-water runoff.
(2) The total discharge described in (1), above, during a specified period of time.
(3) Also defined as the depth to which a drainage area would be covered if all of the runoff for a given period of time were uniformly distributed over it.
Fishery Glossary
Portion of rainfall, melted snow or irrigation water that flows across the ground’s surface and is eventually returned to streams. Run-off can pick up pollutants from air or land and carry them to receiving waters. United Nations (1997)
Runoff Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Run-off or runoff may refer to:
  • Surface runoff, the flow of water, from rain, snow melt, or other sources, over land
    • Runoff model (reservoir), a mathematical model describing the rainfall-runoff relations of a rainfall catchment area or watershed
    • Runoff curve number, an empirical parameter used in hydrology
  • Runoff voting or Two-round system, a voting system used to elect a single winner, whereby only two candidates from the first round continue to the second round
  • Instant-runoff voting, an electoral system in which voters rank the candidates in order of preference
  • RUNOFF, the first computer text formatting program, running on the CTSS operating system
  • Runoff (program), the type-setting program on the Multics operating system
  • Run-off area, an area on a racetrack for racer safety
  • Bleed (printing), printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming

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RUNOFF was the first computer text formatting program to see significant use. It was written in 1964 for the CTSS operating system by Jerome H. Saltzer in MAD assembler.

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Runoff Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Outdoor Glossary
rainfall that is not absorbed by the soil.
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Drainage or flood discharge that leaves an area as surface flow or as pipeline flow. Has reached a channel or pipeline by either surface or sub-surface routes.