calisthenics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction cal·is·then·ics \-niks\

Definition of calisthenics

  1. 1 :  systematic rhythmic bodily exercises performed usually without apparatus

  2. 2 usually singular in construction :  the art or practice of calisthenics

Origin and Etymology of calisthenics

Greek kalos beautiful + sthenos strength


First Known Use: 1827


CALISTHENICS Defined for English Language Learners

calisthenics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction cal·is·then·ics \-niks\

Definition of calisthenics for English Language Learners

  • : physical exercises that are done without special equipment


CALISTHENICS Defined for Kids

calisthenics

noun plural cal·is·then·ics \ˌka-ləs-ˈthe-niks\

Definition of calisthenics for Students

  1. :  exercises (as push-ups and jumping jacks) to develop strength and flexibility that are done without special equipment Hint: Calisthenics can be used as a singular or as a plural in writing and speaking. <Calisthenics is an important form of exercise.> <This morning's calisthenics were tough.>


Medical Dictionary

calisthenics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction cal·is·then·ics

Medical Definition of calisthenics

  1. 1:  systematic rhythmic bodily exercises performed usually without apparatus

  2. 2usually singular in construction :  the art or practice of calisthenics

Variants of calisthenics

or British

callisthenics

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