from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The overflow of fluid from a container.
- n. Rainfall not absorbed by soil.
- n. Eliminated waste products from manufacturing processes.
- n. An extra competition held to break a tie.
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- n. That portion of precipitation or irrigation on an area which does not infiltrate or evaporate, but instead is discharged from the area.
- n. Dissolved chemicals, etc, included in such water.
- n. A second or further round of an indecisive election, after other candidates (often all but the last two) have been eliminated
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- n. a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner
- n. the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
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The biggest winner in a runoff is third-party Green Party candidate Ms. Silva, whose last-minute surge in the polls is credited with pushing the election to a second round.
If no candidate wins a simple majority, a runoff is slated to be held in late November between the top two vote-getters.
Instead, the farm's irrigation system will probably use ground water that does not contain runoff, he said.
Troughlike flower beds, fed by the runoff from the roof gutters, surrounded the squat buildings like a moat.
And as anybody who watched the Chambliss/Martin runoff election last year knows, the current administration is exceptionally cautious about that sort of thing.
If runoff is a big problem, it would make more sense to collect the rain water for irrigation in the public parks with tennis courts.
Is it safe to eat fish caught in a lake that collects runoff from a sub-division?
The rain runoff in these usually leave the ground bare of leaves and sticks, giving me a silent approach and frees up my eyes for scanning for deer rather than having to watch where I step.
Turnout often plunges, especially when the runoff is for an office other than governor or mayor.