Definition of Gymnastics

1. Noun. A sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility.

Exact synonyms: Gymnastic Exercise
Specialized synonyms: Acrobatics, Tumbling
Examples of category: Gymnastic Exercise, Exerciser, Gymnastic Apparatus, Chin, Chin Up
Generic synonyms: Athletics, Sport
Derivative terms: Gymnastic, Gymnastic



Definition of Gymnastics

1. n. Athletic or disciplinary exercises; the art of performing gymnastic exercises; also, disciplinary exercises for the intellect or character.

Definition of Gymnastics

1. Noun. A sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness. ¹

2. Noun. Complex intellectual or artistic exercises or feats of physical agility. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gymnastics

1. gymnastic [n] - See also: gymnastic

Medical Definition of Gymnastics

1. Systematic physical exercise. This includes calisthenics, a system of light gymnastics for promoting strength and grace of carriage. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gymnastics

gymnarthrids
gymnasia
gymnasial
gymnasiarch
gymnasiarchs
gymnasic
gymnasium
gymnasiums
gymnast
gymnastic
gymnastic apparatus
gymnastic exercise
gymnastical
gymnastically
gymnastick
gymnastics (current term)
gymnasts
gymnic
gymnics
gymnite
gymnites
gymno-
gymnoblastea
gymnoblastic
gymnocarpous
gymnochroa
gymnocladus
gymnocopa
gymnocyte
gymnocytes

Literary usage of Gymnastics

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1. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori (1912)
"In the common schools we are accustomed to describe as gymnastics a species of ... The guiding spirit in such gymnastics is coercion, and I feel that such ..."

2. Sportby C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1914)
"gymnastics for women. — gymnastics at home and for health, ... School gymnastics ; Free Hand : a system o[ physical exercises for schools. Photographs, cr. ..."

3. American Journal of Education (1860)
"But who can approve of the method of teaching gymnastics in his institution ? The same article goes on to say,* " The essence of elementary gymnastics ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The vaulting horse and buck, balance boards, ladders and climbing poles are also prominent in German gymnastics. Freehand gymnastics (namely, without ..."

5. The Act of Touch in All Its Diversity: An Analysis and Synthesis of by Tobias Matthay (1903)
"Most forms of gymnastics and calisthenics further such healthy condition of the muscles ; but the best exercises for this purpose are those that alternately ..."

6. Physical Education by Muscular Exercise by Luther Halsey Gulick (1904)
"Characteristics of Hygienic gymnastics: School gymnastics. ... Systems of gymnastics: German gymnastics; Swedish gymnastics; English Physical Exercises; ..."

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