gymnastics

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English[edit]

Various activities in gymnastics

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γυμνασία (gumnasía, athletic training, exercise), from γυμνός (gumnós, naked), because Greek athletes were training naked.

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gymnastics (uncountable)

  1. A sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness.
    Gymnastics was a significant part of the physical education curriculum.
  2. Complex intellectual or artistic exercises or feats of physical agility.
    His mental gymnastics are legendary.

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