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In the past I had only heard the term "sports meet" and I assume it is American English. Recently, though, I have heard some English language learners call it "sports meeting." Is that British English?

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    In the USA it's called a "meet". Elsewhere, I understand it's called a "meeting" or a "tournament" or a number of other names. Sports is very local. Apr 21, 2015 at 2:50
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    In the US a "sports meeting" would be ambiguous, and would probably be more likely to be interpreted as a meeting (as in the school cafeteria) whose subject is sports.
    – Hot Licks
    Apr 21, 2015 at 3:13

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In the US it's meet:

meet

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b : a sports meeting consisting of competitive events especially in track and field, swimming, or gymnastics contested by individuals and often by relay or other teams

c : a sports contest of any of various other kinds

basketball meet

trapshooters' meet

sports car meet

d : a festival or competition of any of various other kinds

singing meet

Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

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A sorts meeting could be a meeting (as in discussion) about sports. Sports meet is kind of a festival having number of sporting events. As an example, inter house sports meet is an annual festival schools may have.

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Sports meet

seems like slang or even outright poor English to me. Looking for a definition, the term simply doesn't exist.

Sports meeting

is the correct way to say it.

sports meeting - a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held

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    Though I've also had trouble finding it online, I've been in sports for the past 20 years, and every one of them (American) has called them a "sports meet". I'd never even heard the term "sports meeting" until just now.
    – Nicole
    Apr 21, 2015 at 2:55
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    meet: 2 An organized event at which a number of races or other athletic contests are held: ODO
    – ScotM
    Apr 21, 2015 at 7:42

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