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round-robin

(algorithm)
A scheduling algorithm in which processes are activated in a fixed cyclic order. Those which cannot proceed because they are waiting for some event (e.g. termination of a child process or an input/output operation) simply return control to the scheduler. The virtue of round-robin scheduling is its simplicity - only the processes themselves need to know what they are waiting for or how to tell if it has happened. However, if a process goes back to sleep just before the event for which it is waiting occurs then the event will not get handled until all the other processes have been activated.

Compare priority scheduling.
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Nations will be battling to finish among the top two in their respective groups to advance into the championship round-robin (2 pools).
Against Russia in the round-robin stage we ended up chasing them but hopefully we can turn that around and force them to play hard shots and help us have easy shots.
Looking back on her stop-start round-robin campaign, the Scot said: "We're happy to be in the semis.
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Both sides will also play Sevenoaks and Buckingham in the round-robin.
After a successful four-year run in Shanghai, the championships moved on to the O2 Arena in London from 2009, where Great Britain's Andy Murray just fell short of qualifying for the semi-finals due to him winning less number of games during the round-robin.
She began the Parish Round-Robin Bridge Club and also plays bridge with the Friendship Club Bridge Club.
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All of the tournament participants will also see some action beyond round-robin play.
THE GAA voted yesterday to scrap the round-robin series of games in the hurling qualifiers from next season.