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pertaining to or being a detailed account of each incident or act of an event, as in sports:
a play-by-play broadcast of a baseball game.
a detailed and sequential description of a sports contest or other event, as by a sportscaster, usually as it is taking place.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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