round trip

a trip to a given place and back again: Fares for round trips often have a discount.
a transportation ticket for such a trip.
Pinochle. roundhouse ( def 4 ).

1850–55, Americanism

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round trip
a trip to a place and back again, esp returning by a different route

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round trip

A journey to a given place and back again, usually over the same route; also, a ticket for such a trip. For example, The fare for a round trip is generally lower than for two one-way journeys. [Mid-1800s]

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Example sentences
Latency is the delay caused by a network as a packet of data makes a round trip.
It makes the round trip back to mechanical energy to drive the vehicle.
The energy round trip wastes a lot of the efficiency, too.
We could send a round trip of midgets for less than half the cost of a one-way
  mission of average sized people.
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