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noun [C]     /hepˈtæθ.lɒn/ US  /-lɑːn/
a competition in which women athletes compete in seven sports events → Compare biathlon, decathlon, pentathlonAthletics heptathlete     /-liːt/ noun [C] AthleticsCompetitors and participants in sports and games
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