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heptathlon

[hep-tath-luh n, ‐lon] /hɛpˈtæθ lən, ‐lɒn/
noun
1.
an athletic contest for women comprising seven different track-and-field events and won by the contestant amassing the highest total score.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90; hept- + (dec)athlon
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British Dictionary definitions for heptathlon

heptathlon

/hɛpˈtæθlɒn/
noun
1.
an athletic contest for women in which each athlete competes in seven different events
Derived Forms
heptathlete, noun
Word Origin
C20: from hepta- + Greek athlon contest
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