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Meaning of "Olympiad" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLYMPIAD

Olympiad  [əˈlɪmpɪˌæd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLYMPIAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Olympiad is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OLYMPIAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Olympiad

Olympiad

An Olympiad is a period of four years associated with the Olympic Games of the Ancient Greeks. During the Hellenistic period, beginning with Ephorus, it was used as a calendar epoch. By this reckoning, the first Olympiad lasted from the summer of 776 BC to that of 772 BC. By extrapolation to the Gregorian calendar, the 2nd year of the 698th Olympiad begins in mid-summer 2014. A modern Olympiad refers to a four-year period beginning January 1 of a year in which the Summer Olympics are due to occur. The first modern Olympiad began in 1896, the second in 1900, and so on.

Definition of Olympiad in the English dictionary

The first definition of Olympiad in the dictionary is a staging of the modern Olympic Games. Other definition of Olympiad is the four-year period between consecutive celebrations of the Olympic Games; a unit of ancient Greek chronology dating back to 776 bc. Olympiad is also an international contest in chess, bridge, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OLYMPIAD


bromeliad
brəʊˈmiːlɪˌæd
chiliad
ˈkɪlɪˌæd
drop-add
ˈdrɒpˌæd
ennead
ˈɛnɪˌæd
euro-ad
ˈjʊərəʊˌæd
Gilead
ˈɡɪlɪˌæd
gwyniad
ˈɡwɪnɪˌæd
ogdoad
ˈɒɡdəʊˌæd
oread
ˈɔːrɪˌæd
quoad
ˈkwəʊˌæd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLYMPIAD

Olomouc
oloroso
olpe
Olsen
Olsztyn
olykoek
Olympia
Olympian
Olympic
Olympic flame
Olympic Games
Olympic Mountains
Olympic Peninsula
Olympic torch
Olympics
Olympus
Olympus Mons
Olynthus

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLYMPIAD

asclepiad
colubriad
eliad
gesneriad
gwiniad
Iliad
jeremiad
mediad
mesiad
myriad
naiad
Ommiad
pleiad
quinquenniad
triad

Synonyms and antonyms of Olympiad in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Olympiad» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLYMPIAD

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Translator English - Chinese

奥林匹克
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Olimpiada
570 millions of speakers

English

Olympiad
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओलंपियाड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأولمبياد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Олимпиада
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Olimpíada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলিম্পিয়াড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

olympiade
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Olimpik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Olympiade
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オリンピア紀
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

올림픽
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Olimpiade
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khoảng thời gian bốn năm thế vận hội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒலிம்பியாட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑलिम्पियाड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Olimpiyat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

olimpiade
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Olimpiada
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Олімпіада
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Olimpiada
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ολυμπιάδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Olimpiade
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Olympiad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Olympiad
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Olympiad

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPIAD»

The term «Olympiad» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.145 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPIAD» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLYMPIAD»

Discover the use of Olympiad in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Olympiad and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The USSR Olympiad Problem Book: Selected Problems and ...
Over 300 challenging problems in algebra, arithmetic, elementary number theory and trigonometry, selected from the archives of the Mathematical Olympiads held at Moscow University.
D. O. Shklarsky, N. N. Chentzov, I. M. Yaglom, 2013
2
Lecture Notes on Mathematical Olympiad Courses: For Junior ...
This book serves as a useful textbook of mathematical Olympiad courses, or as a reference book for related teachers and researchers.
Jiagu Xu, 2010
3
Mathematical Olympiad Challenges
I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in creative problem-solving in mathematics .It has already taken up a prized position in my personal library, and is bound to provide me with many hours of intellectual pleasure.
Titu Andreescu, Razvan Gelca, 2008
4
Olympiad
All we know about them is the name of the man who won the race. Over two and a half millennia later, it's about time somebody told the story. OLYMPIAD is an enthralling and beguiling historical novel full of adventure and misadventure.
Tom Holt, 2009
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Inequalities: A Mathematical Olympiad Approach
This book is intended for the Mathematical Olympiad students who wish to prepare for the study of inequalities, a topic now of frequent use at various levels of mathematical competitions.
Radmila Bulajich Manfrino, José Antonio Gómez Ortega, Rogelio Valdez Delgado, 2009
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Mathematical Olympiad Treasures
"I took great pleasure in reading Mathematical Olympiad Treasures, by Titu Andreescu and Bogdan Enescu. This book is the fruit of the prodigious activity of two well-known creators of mathematics problems in various mathematical journals.
Titu Andreescu, Bogdan Enescu, 2011
7
International Mathematical Olympiad: 1991-2004
This third volume features every question from 1991-2004, along with comprehensive solutions and multiple answers where applicable.
István Reiman, 2005
8
A Second Step to Mathematical Olympiad Problems
This book is also a must-read for coaches and instructors of mathematical competitions.
Derek Allan Holton, 2011
9
Selected Problems of the Vietnamese Mathematical Olympiad ...
To inspire and further challenge readers, we have gathered in this book problems of various degrees of difficulty of the VMO from 1962 to 2009.
Le Hai Chau, Hai Khoi Le, 2010
10
The Colorado Mathematical Olympiad and Further Explorations: ...
This book tells the history of the competition as well as an outline of all the problems and solutions that have been a part of the contest over the years.
Alexander Soifer, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLYMPIAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Olympiad is used in the context of the following news items.
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UVa Coach Helped Team USA Win International Mathematical …
He was overseas for the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad. For the first time in 21 years, the United States team came out on top of the ... «The Charlottesville Newsplex, Jul 15»
2
Indo-American Students Help US Win Math Olympiad After 21 Years
WASHINGTON – Two Indian-origin students have helped the US win the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad after more than two ... «South Asian Link, Jul 15»
3
DPS girl Shristi stands first in Odisha in English Olympiad
Srishti Acharya, a student of Delhi Public School, Kalinga stood first in Odisha in the 5th International English Olympiad held during January ... «Odisha Sun Times, Jul 15»
4
Indo-American To Represent US In International Chemistry Olympiad
He scored high enough on local and national exams to earn an invitation last month to an Olympiad study camp at the Air Force Academy in ... «South Asian Link, Jul 15»
5
Chemistry Olympiad camp an 'intense' brain workout
After placing in the top 20 nationally in the Chemistry Olympiad, Curtis spent a couple of weeks competing against the best chemistry students ... «Livingston Daily, Jul 15»
6
7th Pan-Armenian Olympiad on Armenian Studies begins
The 7th Pan-Armenian Olympiad on Armenian Studies organized by The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia started ... «Armenpress.am, Jul 15»
7
Kota student bags fourth consecutive medal in International Physics …
Sheshansh Agarwal won the silver medal at the International Physics Olympiad exam. He is the only student to have won 4 medals in the ... «PaGaLGuY, Jul 15»
8
Girls Are Rare At The International Math Olympiad
The six members of the U.S. team that won this year's International Math Olympiad (IMO) last week were all boys. And that's no fluke. Since the ... «FiveThirtyEight, Jul 15»
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Fil-Am teen reaps 9 medals for PH at Int'l History Olympiad
The International History Olympiad is a new competition organized by The International History Bee and Bowl, which is designed to bring the ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
10
ICAP to hold National Finance Olympiad 2015
KARACHI: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) is organising the first ever National Finance Olympiad (NFO) 2015, ... «Daily Times, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Olympiad [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/olympiad>. Oct 2020 ».
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