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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bas·ket·ball /-ˌbɔl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bas·ket·ball, n.
 1. A ball game, usually played indoors in an area called the basketball court, in which two opposing teams of five players each contest with each other to toss a large inflated ball (the basketball) into opposite goals (baskets) resembling baskets, each typically a cylindrical mesh suspended from a circular rim which is held ten feet above the court.  A goal scored by passing the basketball through the basket may count from one to three points, depending on the situation in which it was thrown.
 Syn: -- basketball game.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players;
           points are scored by throwing the basketball through an
           elevated horizontal hoop [syn: basketball game, hoops]
      2: an inflated ball used in playing basketball