calisthenics

or cal·lis·then·ics

[ kal-uh s-then-iks ]
/ ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks /

noun

(used with a plural verb) gymnastic exercises designed to develop physical health and vigor, usually performed with little or no special apparatus.
(used with a singular verb) the art, practice, or a session of such exercises.

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Origin of calisthenics

1840–50; cali- (variant of calli-) + Greek sthén(os) strength + -ics

OTHER WORDS FROM calisthenics

cal·is·then·ic, cal·is·then·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calisthenics

calisthenics
/ (ˌkælɪsˈθɛnɪks) /

noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of callisthenics

Derived forms of calisthenics

calisthenic, adjective
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Medical definitions for calisthenics

calisthenics
[ kăl′ĭs-thĕnĭks ]

pl.n.

Gymnastic exercises, such as sit-ups, designed to develop muscular tone and promote physical fitness.
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