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a combining form meaning “running,” “course,” “racecourse” (hippodrome); on this model used to form words referring to other large structures (airdrome).

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Origin of -drome

Combining form of Greek drómosdromos

Definition for -drome (2 of 2)

Drôme
[ drohm ]
/ droʊm /

noun

a department in SE France. 2,533 sq. mi. (6,560 sq. km). Capital: Valence.
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British Dictionary definitions for -drome (1 of 2)

-drome

n combining form

a course, racecoursehippodrome
a large place for a special purposeaerodrome
via Latin from Greek dromos race, course

British Dictionary definitions for -drome (2 of 2)

Drôme
/ (French drom) /

noun

a department of SE France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Valence. Pop: 452 652 (2003 est. Area: 6561 sq km (2559 sq miles)
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