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Noun: Olympiad  u'lim-pee,ad
  1. The modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country
    - Olympic Games, Olympics
     
  2. One of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC

Derived forms: Olympiads

Type of: athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics, period, period of time, time period

Encyclopedia: Olympiad