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physical education

systematic instruction in sports, exercises, and hygiene given as part of a school or college program.
Origin of physical education
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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

training and practice in sports, gymnastics, etc, as in schools and colleges PE
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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