criterium

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See also: critérium

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French critérium (competition), from Late Latin criterium, from Ancient Greek κριτήριον (kritḗrion).

Noun[edit]

criterium (plural criteriums)

  1. (cycling) A mass-start road-cycle race consisting of several laps around a closed circuit, the length of each lap or circuit ranging from about 1 km to 2 km (1/2 mile to just over 1 mile).
  2. Alternative form of criterion
    • 1867 George H. Lewes, A Biographical History of Philosophy 1.181:
      There is no criterium of truth.

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  • (bicycle racing): crit

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cri‧te‧ri‧um

Noun[edit]

criterium n (plural criteria or criteriums, diminutive criteriumpje n)

  1. (plural criteria) criterion, standard for comparison and appreciation
  2. (plural criteriums) notably in cycling, race of low athletic merit

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