a person who participates in the heptathlon, an athletic competition consisting of seven events
[hep-tath-luh n, ‐lon] /hɛpˈtæθ lən, ‐lɒn/ noun 1. an athletic contest for women comprising seven different track-and-field events and won by the contestant amassing the highest total score. /hɛpˈtæθlɒn/ noun 1. an athletic contest for women in which each athlete competes in seven different events
[hep-tuh-vey-luh nt] /ˈhɛp təˌveɪ lənt/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. . /hɛpˈtævələnt; ˌhɛptəˈveɪlənt/ adjective 1. (chem) having a valency of seven Also septivalent
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adjective phrase Aware of; cognizant of: How little we’ve been personally hep to what’s actually going on (1908+ Underworld) Related Terms hep
[hep-tohd] /ˈhɛp toʊd/ noun, Electronics. 1. a vacuum tube containing seven electrodes, usually a plate, a cathode, a control electrode, and four grids.