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exercitation

[ ig-zur-si-tey-shuhn ]

noun

  1. exercise or exertion, as of the faculties or powers of the body or mind:

    an exercitation of the imagination.

  2. practice or training:

    exercitations in logical thinking.

  3. the performance of a religious observance; an act of worship.
  4. a disquisition or discourse performed as a display of skill.


exercitation

/ ɪɡˌzɜːsɪˈteɪʃən /

noun

  1. a rare word for exercise


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Word History and Origins

Origin of exercitation1

1325–75; Middle English exercitacioun < Latin exercitātiōn- (stem of exercitātiō ) exercise, practice, equivalent to exercitāt ( us ) (past participle of exercitāre, to exercise, frequentative of exercēre; exercise ) + -iōn- -ion

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Word History and Origins

Origin of exercitation1

C14: from Latin exercitātiō, from exercitāre frequentative of exercēre to exercise

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Example Sentences

History or historical romance seems to have been the favourite literary exercitation during this period.

He is not bound by any verbal fidelity to his author; he rather adapts the book to his own use and mental exercitation.

Asclepiades the physician, that it is the concurrent exercitation of the senses.

Those who learn by "use and exercitation," on the other hand, acquire languages more quickly and with better results.

After much exercitation the Germans determined to adhere to the offensive.

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