criterium

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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

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


First Known Use: 1970


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