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

 tour·na·ment /ˈtʊrnəmənt ||ˈtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tour·na·ment n.
 1. A mock fight, or warlike game, formerly in great favor, in which a number of combatants were engaged, as an exhibition of their address and bravery; hence, figuratively, a real battle. “In battle and in tourneyment.”
    With cruel tournament the squadrons join.   --Milton.
 Note:It different from the joust, which was a trial of skill between one man and another.
 2. Any contest of skill in which there are many contestents for championship; as, a chess tournament.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of
           games to decide the winner [syn: tourney]
      2: a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize