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ˈrʌn əˌraʊndrunaround

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  1. Runaround(n.)

    a delaying or evasive, and sometimes deceptive, answer to an inquiry or request.


  1. runaround(Noun)

    An evasive explanation in the form of multiple excuses

    Etymology: From the phrasal verb run around

  2. runaround(Noun)

    A section of type that is narrower than that of the column it is part of; typically next to an illustration

    Etymology: From the phrasal verb run around


  1. Runaround

    "Runaround" is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov, featuring his recurring characters Powell and Donovan. It was written in October 1941 and first published in the March 1942 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. It appears in the collections I, Robot, The Complete Robot, and Robot Visions. In common with many of Asimov's Robot stories, the application of the Three Laws of Robotics is the subject, though in contrast to the majority, the robot featured in "Runaround" is actually following the Laws as they were intended. Runaround is notable for featuring the first explicit appearance of the Three Laws of Robotics, which had hitherto only been implied in Asimov's robot stories.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of runaround in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of runaround in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of runaround in a Sentence

  1. Dusty Eber:

    There's a lot of bureaucratic runaround.

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