Definition of hackathon in English:

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hackathon

Pronunciation: /ˈhakəˌTHän/

noun

informal
An event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming: a series of 48-hour hackathons to build new web and mobile services
More example sentences
  • A hackathon went on throughout, with teams of developers working through the night to produce apps based on ideas submitted by the public.
  • In Washington, the day before the conference (December 13), we're have a big open source hackathon.
  • The defacement hackathon was a hoax from the beginning.

Origin

1990s: from hack1, on the pattern of marathon.

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Syllabification: hack·a·thon

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