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.

Nearby words

  1. bracket foot,
  2. bracket fungi,
  3. bracket fungus,
  4. bracket saw,
  5. bracketing,
  6. brackets,
  7. brackett series,
  8. brackish,
  9. bracknell,
  10. bracknell forest

Origin of bracketology

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

Related formsbrack·et·ol·o·gist, noun

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