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Definition of handicap:

(n) : an allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; hence the disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people
"the older boy won, even with a handicap of five meters."
(v) : to encumber with a handicap in any contest; to place at disadvantage
"the candidate was heavily handicapped."
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Definition of handicap:

(n) : an allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; hence the disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people
"the older boy won, even with a handicap of five meters."
(v) : to encumber with a handicap in any contest; to place at disadvantage
"the candidate was heavily handicapped."

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