Decathlon meaning

dĭ-kăth'lən, -lŏn'
An athletic contest consisting of ten events which includes sprinting, hurdling, jumping, and throwing over a span of two days.
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A contest in science and math proving skill.
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An athletic contest consisting of ten track and field events: the 100-meter, 400-meter, and 1,500-meter runs; the 110-meter high hurdles; the discus and javelin throws; the shot put; the pole vault; the high jump; and the long jump. Participation in the decathlon is traditionally limited to men.
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An athletic contest in which each contestant takes part in ten events (100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, long jump, 16-pound shot-put, high jump, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter run): the winner is the contestant receiving the highest total of points.
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Origin of decathlon

From the Greek stem dec meaning ten