bracketology

[ brak-i-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌbræk ɪˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun Sports.

a system of diagrammatically predicting and tracking the process of elimination among sequentially paired opponents in a tournament, especially an NCAA basketball tournament.

Origin of bracketology

First recorded in 1995–2000; bracket (in the sports sense of “a diagram for tracking advancement in tournament”) + -o- + -logy

Related forms

brack·et·ol·o·gist, noun
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