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Tiebreaker

A random character assigned to a matchcode to prevent duplicate codes. This is important when matchcodes are derived from personal information such as addresses or zip codes in which repetitions are probable. A tiebreaker is also called a unique character.
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Dick Cheney cast only eight tiebreaking votes in his eight years in office and Biden has so far cast none.
One tiebreaking strategy treats a tie vote as an intermediate, rather than final, stage in the decision-making process.
Kerins was the first of three entries from the starting field of 26 to qualify for the tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 14-jump, first round course designed by Conrad Homfeld.
LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists, Tyler Toffoli scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3, on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Alabama 2, Arizona State 1: Amanda Locke hit a tiebreaking home run in the top of the sixth inning, Jackie Traina threw a three-hitter and the second-seeded Crimson Tide beat the defending champion Sun Devils in the winners' bracket.
Eiichi Koyano had a tiebreaking RBI grounder and Atsunori Inaba added a run-scoring triple for a 3-1 lead against Kazuhisa Ishii (4-5) in the sixth.
Hirotoshi Kitagawa capped his three-hit afternoon with a tiebreaking single in the top of the ninth inning as the Orix Buffaloes edged the Lotte Marines 2-1 on Thursday.
Fields, who entered the game in an 0-for-16 skid, hit a two-run, tiebreaking homer in the fourth inning.
NEW YORK -- LeBron James tied his playoff career high with 49 points, Chris Bosh made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets, 102-96, on Monday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
BOISE - Boise's Oliver Zapata greeted Eugene reliever Greg Gonzalez with a tiebreaking, three-run blast in the sixth inning - his first homer of the year - and the Hawks rolled to a 15-8 victory over the Emeralds in Northwest League baseball Saturday night.
At Yokohama Stadium, Jose Castillo hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning as Yokohama dealt Yomiuri's title hopes a major blow with a hard-fought win.
Tomoaki Sato had a tiebreaking RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Seibu Lions past the Nippon Ham Fighters 7-6 in a rain-soaked affair on Sunday.