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Definitions for gymnastics
dʒɪmˈnæs tɪksgym·nas·tics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gymnastics, gymnastic exercisenoun

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

GCIDE

  1. gymnasticsnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. gymnasticsnoun

    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. gymnasticsnoun

    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. Gymnasticsnoun

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

Freebase

  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.

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  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. Seagal Hagege:

    Beforehand, they didn't have a chance to just be present at home. Every day after school we were running to music, running to gymnastics, and then we would get home, do homework and go to bed, now we have a chance to get stupid and take a break together. They've really stepped up, and they are shining.

  2. 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.

  3. Arizona Rep. Trent Franks:

    I won't call it political gymnastics, but it certainly could be called parliamentary contortionism.

  4. Dipa Karmakar:

    There are barely any world class gymnastics facilities in the whole of India so in a small city like Agartala there was practically nothing, there were some locally made uneven bars in my small gym but they were the wrong size and looked nothing like the ones you see here in Glasgow.

  5. 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.

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