Definition of omnium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒmnɪəm/


A track cycling competition consisting of a number of contests of different types, both races and time trials.
Example sentences
  • Australia's Glenn O'Shea took the lead in the men's Omnium after the individual pursuit on Sunday but a handful of riders are within striking distance with two events to come.
  • British success also continued in the velodrome when Ed Clancy won bronze in the men's omnium.
  • Interesting and obscure sports like the omnium and the steeplechase might finally get their due, not to mention insanely popular but strangely neglected ones like soccer.


1940s: Latin, literally 'of all'.

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