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physical education

noun

Simple Definition of physical education

  • : sports and exercise taught in schools

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of physical education

  1. :  instruction in the development and care of the body ranging from simple calisthenic exercises to a course of study providing training in hygiene, gymnastics, and the performance and management of athletic games

Examples of physical education in a sentence

  1. He teaches physical education at the high school.



1830

First Known Use of physical education

1830


PHYSICAL EDUCATION Defined for Kids

physical education

noun

Definition of physical education for Students

  1. :  instruction in the care and development of the body




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