The term regular season ( German for "regular season ", the terms "main round" and "preliminary round" are used synonymously ) comes from English and is mainly used in North American professional sport. A season there is usually divided into regular seasons and play-offs (in some sports postseason ).
The "main round", which lasts several months, serves as qualification for the relatively short play-offs. The pairings of the play-offs are determined based on the final table (s) of the regular season .
Comparable modes can be found in European baseball , basketball , ice hockey and American football leagues, where a preliminary round is played first, followed by play-offs.
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