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physical education

noun
1.
systematic instruction in sports, exercises, and hygiene given as part of a school or college program.
Origin of physical education
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • Not less importance was attached to physical education than to intellectual and moral.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • I do not for one moment forget that I am speaking of physical education.

    The Education of American Girls Anna Callender Brackett
  • This, as we shall see later, is not the only aim of physical education.

  • All the rules for physical education, or of Hygiene, are derived from this conception.

    Pedagogics as a System Karl Rosenkranz
  • And why do we allow pupils to waste their time in physical education?

    The Teaching of Geometry David Eugene Smith
  • physical education is indispensable to every well-bred man and woman.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young
British Dictionary definitions for physical education

physical education

noun
1.
training and practice in sports, gymnastics, etc, as in schools and colleges PE
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physical education in Medicine

physical education n.
Abbr. phys. ed., phys ed
Education in the care and development of the human body, stressing athletics and including hygiene.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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