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  1. ticktacktoe, ticktacktoo, tick-tack-toe, tic-tac-toe, tit-tat-toe, noughts and crossesnoun

    a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does


  1. noughts and crossesnoun

    A two-player game played on a three-by-three grid, in which players take it in turns to play their respective symbol (either a nought or a cross) in a cell of the grid, the objective being to form a row, column or diagonal of three of one's own symbol.


  1. noughts and crosses

    Tic-tac-toe (American English), noughts and crosses (Commonwealth English), or Xs and Os (Canadian or Irish English) is a paper-and-pencil game for two players who take turns marking the spaces in a three-by-three grid with X or O. The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row is the winner. It is a solved game, with a forced draw assuming best play from both players.


  1. noughts and crosses

    Noughts and Crosses, also known as Tic Tac Toe, is a traditional two-player paper-and-pencil game where one player uses a cross 'X' as his marker, while the other uses a nought 'O'. The game is played on a grid (usually 3x3), and the aim of the game is to get three of your own markers in a row - either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally - before your opponent does. If all squares are filled and no player has made a row of three, the game is considered a draw.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of noughts and crosses in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of noughts and crosses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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