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round trip

noun
1.
a trip to a given place and back again:
Fares for round trips often have a discount.
2.
a transportation ticket for such a trip.
3.
Pinochle. roundhouse (def 4).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
Related forms
round-trip, adjective
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Examples from the web for round trip
  • 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.
  • Suppose this is a round trip and the wind is constant in magnitude and direction for the full round trip.
  • There's no dispute over the constancy of the speed of light when measured over a round trip.
  • Only monarchs born in late summer or early fall make the migration, and they make only one round trip.
British Dictionary definitions for round trip

round trip

noun
1.
a trip to a place and back again, esp returning by a different route
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Idioms and Phrases with round trip

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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