Athletics vs Basketball - What's the difference?

athletics | basketball |

As a proper noun athletics

is (baseball) the team , previously kansas city athletics and philadelphia athletics.

As a noun basketball is





  • Physical activities such as sports and games requiring stamina, fitness and skill.
  • A group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking.
  • basketball


  • (sports, uncountable) A sport in which two opposing teams of five players strive to put a ball through a hoop.
  • (basketball, countable) The particular kind of ball used in the sport of basketball.
  • Synonyms

    * (sport) hoops (US slang)

    Derived terms

    * basketball player