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gymnastic

adjective gym·nas·tic \ jim-ˈna-stik \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of gymnastic

:of or relating to gymnastics :athletic

gymnastically

play \jim-ˈna-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of gymnastic

1574


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gymnastic

noun

Definition of gymnastic

1 gymnastics plural in form but singular in construction
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 :an exercise in intellectual or artistic dexterity
  • my earlier philosophic study had been an intellectual gymnastic
  • —John Dewey
  • mental gymnastics
3 :a physical feat or contortion
  • the gymnastics necessary for the killer to have swung from the fire escape
  • —E. D. Radin

Recent Examples of gymnastic from the Web

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First Known Use of gymnastic

1652


GYMNASTIC Defined for Kids

gymnastic

adjective gym·nas·tic \ jim-ˈna-stik \

Definition of gymnastic for Students

:of or relating to gymnastics


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