What does Gymnastics mean?

Definitions for Gymnastics
dʒɪmˈnæs tɪksGym·nas·tics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gymnastics, gymnastic exercise(noun)

    a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility


  1. gymnastics(n.)

    Feats demonstrating a quick mental agility; as, mental gymnastics, verbal gymnastics.


  1. gymnastics(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From γυμνασία, from γυμνός, because Greek athletes were training naked.

  2. gymnastics(Noun)

    Complex intellectual or artistic exercises or feats of physical agility.

    His mental gymnastics are legendary.

    Etymology: From γυμνασία, from γυμνός, because Greek athletes were training naked.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gymnastics(noun)

    athletic or disciplinary exercises; the art of performing gymnastic exercises; also, disciplinary exercises for the intellect or character


  1. Gymnastics

    Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, and balance. Internationally, all of the competitive gymnastic sports are governed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. Each country has its own national governing body affiliated to FIG. Competitive artistic gymnastics is the best known of the gymnastic sports. It typically involves the women's events of uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and vault. Men's events are floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills. Other gymnastic disciplines include: rhythmic gymnastics, trampolining, Team Gym, tumbling, aerobic gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics. Participants can include children as young as 20 months old doing kindergym and children's gymnastics, recreational gymnasts of ages 5 and up, competitive gymnasts at varying levels of skill, and world class athletes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gymnastics

    Systematic physical exercise. This includes calisthenics, a system of light gymnastics for promoting strength and grace of carriage.

How to pronounce Gymnastics?

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How to say Gymnastics in sign language?

  1. gymnastics


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gymnastics in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gymnastics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Gymnastics in a Sentence

  1. Nadia Comaneci:

    In the qualifying event in Rio...they simply didn't have the girls as the only experienced member was Ponor but she can’t do three routines on every apparatus, a lot of people think this is the death of Romanian gymnastics but I don’t think that's true. It’s just an unfortunate situation for now.

  2. Nadia Comaneci:

    There will be a big hole in my stomach (on Sunday) when I won’t see my team, it’s like someone important is missing from a party because you can’t imagine an Olympic gymnastics competition without Romania.

  3. Garcia Padilla:

    We have been for months, if not years, doing fiscal gymnastics, taking away from some pockets to pay into others, the crisis has been real for quite some time.

  4. Mohamed El-Erian:

    I believe that 'patient' is coming out, but we're going to see another round of quote 'linguistic gymnastics,' i wouldn't be surprised if this notion of the Fed having to be sufficiently confident about inflation creeps in as a way of keeping markets from rushing to the terminal value.

  5. Paul Parilla:

    The board believes this change in leadership will help USA Gymnastics face its current challenges and implement solutions to move the organization forward in promoting a safe environment for its athletes at all levels.

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