Gymnastics

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Noun

Gymnastics (plural gymnastics)
  1. A sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness.
    Gymnastics was a significant part of the physical education curriculum.
  2. Complex intellectual or artistic exercises or feats of physical agility.
    His mental gymnastics are legendary.

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Rugby, acrobatics, agonistics, association football, athletics, bathing, breather, calisthenics, constitutional, daily dozen, drill, eurythmics, exercise, exercising, gymnastic exercises, isometrics, natation, palaestra, physical culture, physical education, physical jerks, practice, rugger, setting-up exercises, soccer, sports, stretch, swimming, track, track and field, tumbling, workout, yoga

Etymology

From Ancient Greek γυμνασία (gumnasia, athletic training, exercise), from γυμνός (naked), because Greek athletes were training naked.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA: /dʒɪmˈnæs.tɪks/

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