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

Definition of criterium

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

Origin and Etymology of criterium

French critérium competition, literally, criterion, from Late Latin criterium, from Greek kritērion

First Known Use: 1970

Learn More about criterium

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up criterium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).