Definition of olympiad
1 : one of the 4-year intervals between Olympic Games by which time was reckoned in ancient Greece
2 : a quadrennial celebration of the modern Olympic Games; also : a competition or series of competitions resembling an olympiad especially in variety or challenge
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That's when Sneha Mohan and Michael Kim, who now recently finished up the eighth grade, and other Science Olympiads at Daniel Wright, presented the coaches with an offer.
But a calling is a calling, and Ms. Benton answered hers, entering scholarship competitions and arts Olympiads until she was accepted into the acting conservatory at Carnegie Mellon.
For hardcore technophiles, the Atlanta olympiad is a dream come true an amazing showcase for advanced digital technology.
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Origin and Etymology of olympiad
Middle English Olympias, from Latin Olympiad-, Olympias, from Greek, from Olympia, site of ancient Olympic Games
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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