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Definition of basketball noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    basketball

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈbæskətˌbɔl//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] a game played by two teams of five players, using a large ball which players try to throw into a high net hanging from a ring a basketball game/coach/team
  2. 2[countable] the ball used in this game
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: basketball

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