Olympiad Definition

ō-lĭmpē-ăd
noun
In ancient Greece, any of the four-year periods between Olympic games: used by the Greeks in computing time.
Webster's New World
A celebration of the modern Olympic games.
Webster's New World
Alternative capitalization of Olympiad.
Wiktionary

A competition or series of competitions resembling an Olympiad, especially in science.

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Other Word Forms of Olympiad

Noun

Singular:
Olympiad
Plural:
olympiads

Origin of Olympiad

  • Back-formation from Middle English Olympiades Olympiads from Latin Olympias Olympiad- Olympiad from Greek Olumpias Olumpiad- from Olumpia , Olympia, Greece, site of the Olympic Games

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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