criterium

noun cri·te·ri·um \ krī-ˈtir-ē-əm , krē-ter-ˈyȯm \

Definition of criterium

:a bicycle race of a specified number of laps on a closed course over public roads closed to normal traffic

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Origin and Etymology of criterium

borrowed from French critérium, "competition," literally, "criterion," borrowed from Late Latin critērium, borrowed from Greek kritḗrion criterion


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