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English definition of “athletics”


noun [U]     /æθˈlet.ɪks/ US  /-ˈlet̬-/
B1 UK (US track and field) the general name for a particular group of sports in which people compete , including running , jumping , and throwing : an athletics team / club / meeting Athletics US sports and physical activities of any type : Girls who participate in high school athletics are more likely to graduate than those who don’t.Sports and games generally
(Definition of athletics noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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