Olympiad: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-lim'pē-ad", ō-lim'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a period of four years reckoned from one celebration of the Olympic Games to the next, by which the Greeks computed time from 776b.c.
  2. a celebration of the modern Olympic Games.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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