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Here's a simple example.
Tom entered a race. His opponents never came to the race, so Tom won by default.
Best wishes, Clive
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other meanings for the word default means if the other team doesnt show up to the rugby game they are in default giving the team who did turn up the win, the fictory ....
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1 a game or competition can be won by default if there are no other people, teams, etc. taking part. He became world champion in 2007 by default.
2 if something happens by default, it happens because you have not made any other decision or choices which would make things happen in a different way. I became a teacher by default rather than by design.
That's not a situation where I'd use the word 'default'. I'd talk about 'an accident'.
I would gather that the TERM "by default" can be defined as ...(1. an unintentional,
unplanned, or unexpected result "good or bad" 2. in the absence of opposition or a
better alternative: he became prime minister
by default ).
While the WORD "default" can be defined as...(NOUN... 1. failure to act; inaction or neglect: 2. failure to meet financial obligations. 3. in Law. failure to perform an act or obligation legally required, especially to appear in court or to plead at a time assigned.EXPAND 4.in Sports. failure to arrive in time for, participate in, or complete a scheduled match. 5. lack; want; absence. 6.in Computers. a value that a program or operating system assumes, or a course of action that a program or operating system will take, when the user or programmer specifies no overriding value or action.) or (VERB...7. to fail in fulfilling or satisfying an engagement, claim, or obligation. 8. to fail to meet financial obligations or to account properly for money in one's care: When he defaulted in his payments, the bank foreclosed on the car. 9. in Law . to fail to appear in court. 10. in Sports. a. to fail to participate in or complete a match. b. to lose a match by default.
*These definitions were provided by DICTIONARY.com, the Collins English Dictionary, as well as my own interpretation of the terms in
Seirawan wrote in Play Winning Chess:
"You are fighting a battle on mars.If your forces are still on earth, you can expect to lose the battle by default."
What does by default mean here?
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