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Olympiad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Olympiad the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country
    • n Olympiad one of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first modern Olympiad was held in Athens in 1896. 484 contestants from 13 nations participated.
    • Olympiad (Greek Antiq) A period of four years, by which the ancient Greeks reckoned time, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, beginning with the victory of Corœbus in the foot race, which took place in the year 776 b. c.; as, the era of the olympiads .
    • Olympiad The quadrennial celebration of the modern Olympic games; as, the first Olympiad1906. See Olympics.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Olympiad A period of four years reckoned from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, by which the Greeks computed time from 776 b. c., the reputed first year of the first Olympiad. To turn an Olympiad into a year b. c., multiply by 4, add the year of the Olympiad less 1, and subtract from 780. Abbreviated Ol.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Olympiad ō-lim′pi-ad in ancient Greece, a period of four years, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic games to another, used in reckoning time (the date of the first Olympiad is 776 B.C.)
    • n Olympiad a dweller in Olympus, one of the twelve greater gods of Greek mythology
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. olympias, -adis, Gr. 'olympia`s 'olympia`dos, fr. 'O`lympos Olympus, a mountain in Macedonia: cf. F. olympiade,

Usage

In literature:

He was born in the fourth year of the 77th Olympiad.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
The first Olympiad begins with B.C.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
It makes no mention of Olympiads, and reckons backwards from the time then present by years.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
C, the third year of the 109th Olympiad, at Gargettus, in the neighborhood of Athens.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
The first Olympiad they counted from was the year 776 B.C., that is, before the coming of our blessed Lord.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It is observed that soon after the first Olympiad the Greek intellect very rapidly expanded.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
The first six months belonged to the fourth year of the 194th Olympiad.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Milo of Crotona, a celebrated wrestler, who as is recorded was crowned in the fiftieth Olympiad, met with a lamentable and extraordinary death.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
The second Olympiad was held in Paris in June 1900.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
But what, then, will become of that learned antiquity which preceded the olympiads?
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The Greek Olympiads do not commence till seven hundred and twenty-eight years before our era of reckoning.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It is the same with the Olympiads.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
They added one day in four years to their faulty year; Iphitus celebrated this change by the institution of the Olympiads.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The first Olympiad, being the year in which Coroebus was victor in the Olympic games, was in the year 776 B.C.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The first year or two runs well, but how much living love survives the first olympiad?
"A New Atmosphere" by Gail Hamilton
DAWSON, W. L. The Bird Colonies of the Olympiades.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
She reminds one of the Venus of Knidos, carved by Praxiteles in the 104th Olympiad.
"Lola Montez" by Edmund B. d'Auvergne
The Civil and Literary Chronology of Greece and Rome, from the CXXIVth Olympiad to the Death of Augustus.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 109, November 29, 1851" by Various
The temple being burned about the fifty-eighth Olympiad, the Amphyctions took upon themselves the care of rebuilding it.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
The Civil and Literary Chronology of Greece and Rome, from the CXXIVth Olympiad to the Death of Augustus.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 126, March 27, 1852" by Various
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In poetry:

The sixt Olympiad to thy coasts doth bring
Thy wishd Sunbeam and makes thee see thy King.
Thou dost well, Scotland, thus thy myrth t'expresse
In smiles alone, for all words are farre lesse.
"England To Scotland" by Francis Kynaston

In news:

Morning Edition on Wed. GETTING PREPARED FOR THE LAKE LURE OLYMPIAD .
The Games of the X Olympiad Open.
Guide to the Games of the XXX Olympiad .
A Sibling Olympiad, Without The Athleticism.
The six Central New York participants at the GENIUS Olympiad at the State University College at Oswego have won awards in their categories.
Mathematical Olympiad Awards Ceremony, honoring the 12 winners of the premier high school mathematics competition, took place on June 4 at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C.
Students from Beckendorff Junior High and Seven Lakes High School are moving on after wins in Texas' Science Olympiad .
Ryoo '14 qualifies for US Junior Mathematics Olympiad .
THS Science Olympiad off to state.
Tonganoxie High School is set to take on the best of Kansas on Saturday at the state Science Olympiad tournament at Wichita State University.
The University of South Dakota will be host to 21 middle and high schools as part of the 28th annual South Dakota Science Olympiad .
With nearly half of the students in its Middle School competing, Maui Preparatory Academy recently finished in second place in the eighth annual Statewide Science Olympiad Tournament.
Enlarge The Jersey Journal The Al-Ghazaly School in Jersey City placed third overall in the New Jersey Science Olympiad on March 3, 2012.
Jersey City school places in Science Olympiad gallery (5 photos).
The Rising Starr Middle School Science Olympiad team competed last month in the Science Olympiad Regional competition.
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In science:

Toom (1981) Mathematical Olympiads by Mail. (In Russian).
Random Bulgarian solitaire
Delgado, Inequalities A Mathematical Olympiad Approach, Birkh¨auser, Basel-Boston-Berlin, 2009.
Two new definitions on convexity and related inequalities
Uiteindelijk gaf zijn deelname aan de International Wiskunde Olympiade in de laatste jaren van de middelbare school de doorslag om wiskunde te gaan studeren.
Matrix Algebras and Semidefinite Programming Techniques for Codes
We derive an interesting congruence relation motivated by an Indian Olympiad problem.
A Simple Number Theoretic Result
The above appeared as a problem in the Regional Mathematical Olympiad, India in 2005.
A Simple Number Theoretic Result
In this short note we prove a result that is an extension of an old Olympiad Problem and is a very simple variant of the question of finding an approximation for k where it is a nonzero constant and it satisfies the equation ak + bk = c where a, b, c are all real constants.
An Interesting Number Theoretic Problem
Can we find an approximation for k where it is a nonzero constant and it satisfies the equation ak + bk = c where a, b, c are all real constants? We do not answer this question here, but we give a slightly different result, similar to the stated question partly inspired by an Olympiad problem.
An Interesting Number Theoretic Problem
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