cri·​te·​ri·​um | \ krī-ˈtir-ē-əm How to pronounce criterium (audio) , krē-ter-ˈyȯm How to pronounce criterium (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Providing end-to-end visibility and control of the infrastructure across on-premises cloud, edge, and public cloud checks another of my criterium for success. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 8 June 2021 For almost a decade, Hazley has been one of the many bikers who race at Fair Park every Thursday night in King Racing Group’s criterium, or crit — a closed-circuit bike race. Dallas News, 21 May 2021 Like it or not, agree or not, team success is now a substantial criterium for the MVP award. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 May 2021 The Olympic silver medalist was also fourth in the road race and sixth in the criterium. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, 9 July 2019 The annual criterium focuses on more than just fun, with proceeds from the event benefiting several local charities including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF) and the Madeira Schools Foundation. David Peterson/share,, 25 June 2019 Chloe Kim, for example, nabbed an X Games invite at age 13, as the primary criterium is skill. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, 23 Jan. 2019 The third stage of the race, known as the criterium, will be held in downtown Covington and will prompt street closures between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. Kim Chatelain,, 4 June 2018 One recent group speculating on a film is headed by ultra-cycling legend John Howard and Rashid Bahati, the father of former U.S. criterium champion Rahsaan Bahati. Todd Balf, Outside Online, 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of criterium

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for criterium

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

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“Criterium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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