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gymnastic

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adjective gym·nas·tic \jim-ˈnas-tik\

Definition of gymnastic

  1. :  of or relating to gymnastics :  athletic

gym·nas·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


1574

First Known Use of gymnastic

1574


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gymnastic

noun gym·nas·tic

Definition of gymnastic

  1. 1 plural but sing in constr a :  physical exercises designed to develop strength and coordination b :  a competitive sport in which individuals perform optional and prescribed acrobatic feats mostly on special apparatus in order to demonstrate strength, balance, and body control

  2. 2 :  an exercise in intellectual or artistic dexterity <my earlier philosophic study had been an intellectual gymnastic — John Dewey> <mental gymnastics>

  3. 3 :  a physical feat or contortion <the gymnastics necessary for the killer to have swung from the fire escape — E. D. Radin>



1652

First Known Use of gymnastic

1652


GYMNASTICS Defined for Kids

gymnastics

noun gym·nas·tics \jim-ˈna-stiks\

Definition of gymnastics

  1. :  physical exercises for developing skill, strength, and control in the use of the body or a sport in which such exercises are performed <Gymnastics is very popular in my school.>




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