Definition of Decathlon

1. Noun. An athletic contest consisting of ten different events.




Definition of Decathlon

1. n. In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest consisting of a 100-meter run, a broad jump, putting the shot, a running high-jump, a 400-meter run, throwing the discus, a 100-meter hurdle race, pole vaulting, throwing the javelin, and a 1500-meter run.

Definition of Decathlon

1. Noun. an athletic contest consisting of ten events which includes sprinting, hurdling, jumping, and throwing over a span of two days ¹

2. Noun. a contest in science and math proving skill ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decathlon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decathlon

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decasyllable
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decathlete
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decathlon (current term)
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decay accelerating factor
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Literary usage of Decathlon

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1. Health by Stunts by Norton H. Pearl, H. E. Brown (1919)
"CHAPTER VII THE decathlon CONTEST MOST of the physical activities dealt with in the preceding chapters are meant to include practically all the boys in a ..."

2. Read & Understand, Nonfiction Grades 4-6 by Tekla N. White, Marilyn Evans, Evan-Moor Corporation (1999)
"At the games he won the gold for the pentathlon and the decathlon. His record number of points in the decathlon was not surpassed for 20 years. ..."

3. Spanish/English Read & Understand Nonfiction by Delana Heidrich, Kathleen Simpson, Ana Shirazi, Tekla White (2005)
"At the games, he won the gold for the pentathlon and the decathlon. His record number of points in the decathlon was not surpassed for 20 years. ..."

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